The song is loosely based on the passing of Abi’s father and as the singer states in “The Making of ‘A Day Without’,” the accompanying video stays true to the song’s meaning, but keeps it open for personal interpretation.
The song was originally co-written by the late Andrew Dorff with Lucie Silvas and Jimmy Robbins. It explores the dynamic emotion of loss.
“I think that we feel most passionate about intense moments of experience and emotion, which for me are love, loss, the strength of my mother and of course the loss of my father,” says Abi. “For the video, we wanted to focus on milestone memories. A mom and her daughter (leaving for college) and a couple separating, when one leaves to join the military.”
Check out the BTS making of “A Day Without” below: