Friendly Fire is set to arrive next month!
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Award-winning Australian singer-songwriter Ben Abraham has unveiled the perfect song just in time for Valentine's Day, with his new single If I Didn't Love You. The track serves as the latest taste of the musicians forthcoming sophomore record, Friendly Fire.
Heralded by delicate string melodies and Abraham's vulnerable vocal performance, the acoustic ballad explores the affects and impact of falling in love. The guitar-led release is sure to raise emotions, with the singers vivid story telling lyricism laced throughout, painting the picture of a pure love that overcomes adversities. If I Didn't Love You is just calling out to soundtrack an epic love story like Netflix's Bridgerton.
Speaking of the album, Abraham shares: "If a big theme of my first album was finding faith, then my new album explores what happens when you lose it. Runaway was the first song I wrote, and in many ways set the template of what was to follow. I had met the person I was certain I was going to marry but ultimately - during a very difficult time - was unfaithful to. All hell broke loose, and I was forced to re-evaluate everything I’d believed to be true. My new album is the story of an unravelling and Runaway is how it begins."
Abraham's 2014 debut album Sirens, was met with critical acclaim, which prompted a re-issue in 2016 which featured collaborations with Sara Bareilles and Gotye. Since then, the musician has gone on to write alongside some of the biggest names in contemporary music, most notably co-writing Kesha’s RIAA-certified double-platinum, Grammy Award-winning smash hit Praying.
Friendly Fire is out March 11! Listen to If I Didn't Love You below.