The track is set to appear in the season premiere of ABC's Greys Anatomy!
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Award-winning Australian singer-songwriter Ben Abraham has shared another taste of his forthcoming sophomore record, Friendly Fire, with his new single I Am Here. The acoustic led track charts the human existence, from birth to our final days, with Abraham's captivating vocals wrapping themselves around you.
“I Am Here is a celebration of being alive. Each verse charts the evolution of things we ask for from the day we are born to the day we die. It's unique on the album in that it's not dealing with personal experiences so much as it is a treatise on existence. One of the early songs written for the record, the bridge ‘let me be angry and wrong in my youth, let me find fire in searching for truth’ became a manifesto for the album." the musician says of the track.
Speaking of the record, 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 January 21! Listen to I Am Here below.