After launching the #FaceUpToDomesticViolence campaign on 11 February, the awareness and fundraising effort that includes the single for Cherry Wine and its video, has had some notable moments. We thought it was time for an update.
Today, one week after its release, the video for Cherry Wine passed 2 million views on YouTube.
The #FaceUpToDomesticViolence campaign has received incredible support. Helping to spread the campaign, musicians, actors, athletes, and people of note have added their voice to #FaceUpToDomesticViolence including:
Jack Garratt, Rhodes, Mumford and Sons, Shane Filan, Niall Horan, Kelly Osbourne, Patricia Cornwell, Michael Trevino, Padraig Harrington, Amanda Byram, Jamie Heaslip, Kian Egan, Dan Carter, Amy Huberman, Laurence Kinlan, Keith Duffy, Hometown, Brian O’Driscoll, and Laura Whitmore.
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) February 16, 2016
The Cherry Wine video and #FaceUpToDomesticViolence campaign has become a vehicle for discussion both about the complexities of domestic abuse and for people sharing their own powerful, personal stories.
Interviews and Media Coverage
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) February 15, 2016
The #FaceUpToDomesticViolence campaign has been widely covered by the Irish press and major publications around the world.
Hot Press, Independent, Irish Central, Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Mirror, Elephant Journal, Hai Magazine, US World News, Nylon, Mashable, Cosmopolitan UK, Marie Claire, Elle, Rolling Stone, MTV, Shine, Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, 3FM, Billboard, and Huffington Post.
In Berlin, before his show on 19 February, Hozier spoke about the video for Cherry Wine to Steffi Brungs.
A news conference and video from Safe Ireland, one of the charities receiving proceeds from this campaign, provides more information.
Over the last week Hozier has been releasing images from the video with statistics to draw attention to the magnitude of the problem. These are being shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and helping to spread the word about the #FaceUpToDomesticViolence campaign.
— Hozier (@Hozier) February 21, 2016
Hozier will donate proceeds from the iTunes download of the Cherry Wine single to support 22 anti-domestic abuse charities around the world. The full list of charities is available at www.hozier.com/cherrywine
To watch the video – po.st/CherryWineVideo
To download the single – http://po.st/CherryWine1
To learn more about this campaign – www.hozier.com/cherrywine