Hozier has released his video for “Cherry Wine,” starring Saoirse Ronan and Moe Dunford. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) invites you to watch the video and share it with friends to help raise awareness about domestic violence and to let others know about this powerful campaign by Hozier that benefits NCADV.
Hozier, Columbia Records, Island Records and Sony/ATV Music Publishing will donate their respective proceeds from downloads for this special single, released on Valentine’s Day, to a series of international domestic abuse charity organizations, which provide support to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, while also engaging in advocacy and community outreach. National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the U.S. recipient.
While proceeds go to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, it also helps to raise awareness. We Will Speak Out US connects to the Interfaith Coalition to End Domestic Violence, which is a member of NCADV.
“Cherry Wine” was written by Hozier from the male perspective of an abuse sufferer. The video shows a female abuse victim and male perpetrator. The song’s lyrics and the video offer a unique insight into an abusive relationship, shining light on the cycle of “justification” often perpetuated in domestic violence incidents; that public health experts say controls the abuse, shames the victim and shifts responsibility for the abuser’s violent behavior.