The Irish singer-songwriter has released the song and video to raise awareness about domestic abuse.

To highlight the problem of domestic abuse, Hozier has released a new music video for “Cherry Wine,” a track from his 2014 self-titled debut album released via Island Records and Rubyworks Records. Proceeds from digital sales of this single will be donated to a series of international, domestic abuse charities.

According to his website, Hozier said, “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.”

Dearbhla Walsh, the award-winning director known for her work on Little Dorrit, Imagining Ulysses, and Penny Dreadful, directed the project. The video features the actors, Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, Hanna) and Moe Dunford (Vikings, Patrick’s Day).

“I am equally honoured to join Hozier to create awareness for the #FaceUpToDomesticViolence campaign with the release of ‘Cherry Wine’ as a charity single,” added Saoirse Ronan. “I hope through the video and song we can… help those caught up in the cycle of domestic violence.”

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Dave Ball has spent most of his life in the Detroit West Side area. Music has always been a passion for him, playing in bands on Bass and working as a promoter. He also has experience as a Guitar and Bass tech for notable Detroit acts such as Agent Fury and The Meanies. His current work as a writer and photographer has extended his role as Managing Editor of National Rock Review.