Saoirse & Hozier join campaign against domestic violence

They're both young, Irish and killing it in the States in their respective careers and now Hozier and Saoirse Ronan are teaming up for a good cause.

The pair has joined forces for a new campaign to highlight domestic violence, which will see profits from Hozier's new single Cherry Wine be donated to various domestic abuse charities worldwide, including Irish charity Safe Ireland.

The video, which stars Saoirse Ronan, will debut on Sunday (Valentine's Day), was directed by Dearbhla Walsh and also stars actor Moe Dunford.

Hozier, who wrote the song from a male domestic abuse victim's point of view, 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. 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. I'm honoured to be joined by Saoirse Ronan, Dearbhla Walsh and Moe Dunford in spreading awareness on this issue."


Ronan added: "I am equally honoured 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 favourite 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 violenceā€.

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