The Irish musician highlights the issue of domestic violence
Irish musician Hozier (Andrew Hozier-Byrne) has released a powerful new video starring the Oscar-nominated star of Brooklyn (and fellow Ireland-hailing talent), Saoirse Ronan.
The video for Hozier’s single Cherry Wine
Take Me To Church, released in 2014, put the spotlight on marriage inequality in Ireland.
Hozier was a vocal campaigner in support of a yes vote for gay marriage in Ireland – and the country became the first to leagalise same-sex marriage by popular vote back in May 2015.
Hozier made this statement explaining why he has chosen to spotlight the problem of domestic abuse in his latest video:
“Domestic violence is an ongoing issue in our society, the statistics of which are shocking and the effects of which damage whole families, communities and span generations.”
“With the song Cherry Wine, I tried to get across the difficulty of coming to terms with and facing up to domestic violence and the dynamic of an abusive relationship.”
Ronan added: “I hope through the video and song we can shine light on the issue and complexity of domestic abuse and in doing so help those caught up in the cycle of domestic violence.”
All proceeds generated from donloads of Cherry Wine go towards charities worldwide proving aid to those suffering domestic abuse.