Without You music video by AJ Rafael

Without You music video by AJ Rafael

Singer AJ Rafael released the music video for his song “Without You“. The video and song offers a personal perspective on dealing with a life-changing or life-threatening event. He takes you on a unique journey though the five stages of grief that you all can hopefully relate to in one way or another. Here’s AJ Rafael’s own personal experience:

My Godfather, “Kuya” Frank, passed away last October after a 4-year long battle with cancer and it struck a familiar feeling in my gut. My Dad passed away when I was 10 and the reailty of losing another father figure really hit me hard.

I wrote this song not about a death or losing someone to an illness, but about wanting to be with someone so bad that you couldn’t go another day without them– but this song spoke differently to my Kuya Frank’s wife Ate Rhea. She told me that she listened to this song as if it was Kuya Frank singing to her, fighting for her, and wanting to be there for her through all of this. Thus, the original concept for this video was born and it stuck in my head– and I pray that this video helps you realize that you are not alone in your struggle, whether it is you or a loved one going through it.

Don’t forget to let your loved ones know that you love them… We never know what tomorrow might bring.

You can get this song on Without You - Red Roses off the Red Roses album. Also see other music videos with AJ Rafael: When We Say (Juicebox) and We Could Happen.

The video was directed by Ross Ching. See some of his other works: Valentine by Kina Grannis, Offbeat by Clara C, and 3 Minutes.

Without You music video by AJ Rafael

Lyrics to Without You by AJ Rafael

bucket full of tears
bb know im here
im here waiting

just close ur precious eyes
and just realize
im still fighting

for you to be with me
sit under this tree
and we can watch the sunrise

wake up feel the air that im breathin
i cant explain this feeling that im feelin
i wont go another day without you
hold on i promise its gets brighter
when it rains i’ll hold you even tighterr
i wont go another day without you

i know ur feelin down
like no ones around
but baby ur wrong

just get rid of the fear
promise that im here
i’ll never be gone

so baby come with me
we can fly away and we can see the
stars shine

and baby you can be my love

this is me tonight
no more games and no more lies
and i know its right
cuz of the way you look into my eyes
and when i hold you tight
the worries dissapear im glad ur in my life