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LA-Based Australian Ben Abraham Has Unveiled Hilarious Video For His Song 'If I Didn’t Love You'

Photo Credit: Jack Gorlin.

Singer-songwriter Ben Abraham has unveiled the hilarious new video for his song, “If I Didn’t Love You”, starring Charlie Day and his wife, fellow actor Mary Elizabeth Ellis. The song is taken from his album "Friendly Fire" which was released on Atlantic Records earlier this year.

Ben Abraham is an award-winning L.A.-based singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. His 2014 self-released debut LP Sirens earned widespread critical praise, leading to a 2016 reissue via indie label Secretly Canadian. Featuring appearances from Sara Bareilles and Gotye, the album was hailed by the New York Times as “a debut of remarkable depth.” While Sirens catalyzed his career as an in-demand songwriter – co-writing tracks like Kesha’s double-platinum, Grammy Award-winning smash hit “Praying” – he also experienced the most tumultuous period of his life, including a serious breakup and ensuing crisis of faith.

With his earlier live experience including touring with country legend Emmylou Harris, Abraham supported Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winner Ben Platt on his 2019 headline tour – a North American run that followed Abraham’s co-writing several songs on Platt’s debut solo album, Sing to Me Instead.

The 2018 winner of Australia’s APRA Music Award for “Overseas Recognition” – and “Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year” nominee – Ben Abraham was born to make music, the son of a successful Indonesian folk-pop duo popular across Asia. Still, the Melbourne-based artist had other plans, at first embarking on a career in screenwriting. Slowly but surely, music returned to his life as he began writing songs, initially as a vehicle for navigating a complex relationship but eventually as a focused new artist with a preternatural gift for telling powerfully human stories with his words and music. As Zane Lowe praised, “This is a remarkable new singer-songwriter who definitely understands the craft.”





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