On his website, Hozier writes, “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 abuse relationship. I’m honored to be joined by Saoirse Ronan, video director Dearbhla Walsh and Moe Dunford in spreading awareness on this issue.”
The “Cherry Wine” clip alternates between scenes of Ronan and Dunford kissing to shots of Ronan contemplatively looking at herself in a mirror, slowly taking off makeup to reveal a seriously bruised eye.
The video is part of the #FaceUpToDomesticViolence campaign project, with proceeds from purchasing “Cherry Wine” going to various domestic violence charity organizations.
Watch the clip below.