Singer-songwriter Ben Abraham has unveiled the hilarious video for his song, “If I Didn’t Love You”, starring Charlie Day and his wife, fellow actor Mary Elizabeth Ellis. The video marks the music video debut for both actors and was directed by Jillian Bell (Brittany Runs a Marathon, Godmothered). Watch it now below.
The visual serves as a sharp juxtaposition to the romantic nature of the song. What opens as an innocent street performance from Abraham turns into something out of a horror movie when he begins to follow the young couple throughout their day – ultimately even showing up at their home unexpectedly.
Of the video, Abraham said, “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 realised that having funny people like my music is quite possibly the only accolade I need in my career.”
“If I Didn’t Love You” was released earlier this year via Abraham’s stunning sophomore album Friendly Fire, out now via Atlantic Records. A deeply personal body of work, the album marked Abraham’s first for Atlantic; spotlighting the cinematic yet emotionally raw sensibilities previously showcased on his debut album, Sirens and while penning songs for artists like The Chicks, Demi Lovato, Wrabel, and Kesha’s double-platinum, Grammy Award-winning smash “Praying.”