Monday 24 April 2017

Saoirse Ronan stars in video for Hozier's new single Cherry Wine in aid of domestic abuse charities

Saoirse Ronan and Hozier join forces to shine light on issue of domestic violence
Saoirse Ronan and Hozier join forces to shine light on issue of domestic violence
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Saoirse Ronan has teamed up with Hozier to raise funds for international domestic abuse charities.

The 25-year-old Dublin singer is releasing his song Cherry Wine to highlight the issue and he will premiere the video on Valentine's Day.

Saoirse, who is in the running for the Best Actress Oscar this month for her role in Brooklyn, will play a young women dealing with the trauma of a physically abusive relationship.

The video will also star Waterford actor and Patrick's Day star Moe Dunford and is directed by Irish director Dearbhla Walsh.

Musician Hozier performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Musician Hozier performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“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," said Hozier.

"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.

Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan

"I’m honored to be joined by Saoirse Ronan, Dearbhla Walsh and Moe Dunford in spreading awareness on this issue.”

Saoirse added, "I am equally honored to join Hozier to create awareness for the #FaceUpToDomesticViolence campaign with the release of  Cherry Wine as a charity single. 

"The song has always been one of my favorite tracks on his album. 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."

 

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