We know you’ve been obsessing over Ben Abraham’s sophomore album, Friendly Fire, because duh, us too. So, we will find any excuse to talk about it, and today we get to revisit ‘If I Didn’t Love You’ because we finally have a MV!
Let’s start by saying that ‘If I Didn’t Love You’ was one of our favorite tracks from his recent album. Ben’s vocals, as they usually are, are just so sweet and sound like they’re filled with honey. And the mix of the piano, guitar, and strings is simply so beautiful and compliments his voice so well. It’s just a good balance between both vocals and instrumentals. Though there are a lot of good lyrics from the track, our favorite line has to be “And it’s strange / How the touch of a hand can make you feel safe.” It gives us chills. You can stream ‘If I Didn’t Love You’ here.
Now the music video is star-studded, our main characters are played by real-life spouses, Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis, and yes, we’ve seen them act together before, but this, this really takes the cake. Okay, honestly, if we had Ben following us around singing ‘If I Didn’t Love You,’ we wouldn’t mind too much. But, in the MV, the couple are very disturbed that he’s everywhere they are. Pretty much keeping them captive with his singing in their own home. Until they decide to do something, which uh, doesn’t work too well at first, till they finally tip him. The MV is very entertaining and had us cracking up. We highly suggest you check it out, especially if you loved the track! Don’t forget to give a shoutout to Jillian Bell for the brilliant MV!
“Working with Jillian Bell, Charlie Day, and Mary Elizabeth Ellis will go down as one of the best days of my life. Jillian had pitched two possible video ideas for this song, one was warm and romantic, and the other was this video. There was no contest as to which we should make….Getting to work with three of my comedy heroes was an absolute dream. And I’ve realized that having funny people like my music is quite possibly the only accolade I need in my career.”
Ben Abraham’s on The ‘If I didn’t Love You’ MV
Ben is also heading on tour very very soon, and we know that you know, that you won’t want to miss it, because we were there and loved it! You can get the tickets here, as he will be playing your faves from Friendly Fire, which you can stream here!
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