Posts Tagged ‘Billy Raffoul’

May 16, 2018

Just as we expected when we first heard Billy Raffoul’s debut single Driver last year, this Canadian singer songwriter has been reigning in a heap of buzz with his gruff, endearing voice and his deeply emotive ballads. The fast rising musician just confirmed summer tour dates with NEEDTOBREATHE after having spent the past two years on the road sharing the stage with the likes of Kings of Leon, ZZ Ward, Mondo Cozmo, Judah & The Lion, and more. And he’s dropped a robust new alt strummer named I’m Not A Saint, a gravelly marching knockout with a whole lot of smoky wallop. Guess who he co-wrote I’m Not A Saint with? None other than pop sensation and songwriting genius Julia Michaels, who even lends some pristine backing vocals to the recording. Keep up with Billy Raffoul via his website, here

March 12, 2018

At first glance, you probably think this song named “Acoustic” is an acoustic rendering of a previously released song, as I initially did. Turns out, it’s a gorgeous new heartrender from Canadian singer songwriter and musician Billy Raffoul, who continues to melt us with his incredibly soulful and gravelly endearing voice on the intimate strummer. Acoustic is a song for those of you who miss early James Bay. It’s a Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Foals, Jake Bugg) produced gem which also features collaborations with pop goddess of the hour Julia Michaels, as well as Justin Tranter. Acoustic’s video, which you can watch below, was directed by Frank Ockenfels, best known for his portraits of prominent celebrities like David Bowie, Angelina Jolie, Kurt Cobain, and Bill Muray, among others. Raffoul continues to work towards his forthcoming EP whilst on tour with ZZ Ward. Acoustic is available as a single, here.

November 25, 2017

It certainly hasn’t been “difficult” to tell how talented Canadian singer songwriter and musician Billy Raffoul is, particularly whenever we treat ourselves to his gravelly, soulful voice anew. It was but half a year ago that he made his debut with striking first single Driver, at which point we promptly shared the song and called him an artist to watch. Sure enough, his star has been steadily rising, and he was even featured on Avicii’s long waited EP a few months back. He returns today with new song Difficult, produced by Mike Crossey and co-written with MoZella. Difficult continues to set the tone of Billy Raffoul’s forthcoming debut album. It’s a powerful hymnal, simultaneously rough hewn and smoothly polished, on which Billy’s heartfelt crooning takes center stage atop the song’s galvanic rumbling rock. Billy Raffoul is touring for much of the rest of the year while finishing up final touches on his debut album. He’ll be supporting ZZ Ward on tour in 2018, too. Purchase Difficult, here. Learn more about his tour dates on his website, here.

August 16, 2017

I’m sure by now, the vast majority of you have already checked out Avicii’s long awaited new EP, 

AVĪCI, his first release in two long and silent years. In case you haven’t, you’re going to want to take a gander. I streamed the five track record straightaway last Friday morning to find it full of guest talent and fine treats. 

AVĪCI features the likes of Rita Ora, AlunaGeorge, Sandro Cavazza, and Vargas & Lagola. It also features Billy Raffoul, the charismatic 22 year old Canadian singer songwriter we’ve been extolling to no end since he made his debut with Driver a few months ago. It’s surefire vindication that his star continues to rise when he’s featured on a massive Avicii track like uplifting You Be Love, which you can stream above. Avicii offers up a dashing combination of chill melodic house and melodious progressive house. Turns out, it’s the perfect vessel for Billy Raffoul’s gravelly and earnest vocals. Head to master producer Avicii’s YouTube channel, here, to hear all the other immense tracks off his new EP. You can also purchase and stream 

AVĪCI, here.

July 18, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 07.14.2017 – 07.16.2017

Feature Selections (excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud) – July 14-16, 2017

Curated by:

July 15, 2017

22 year old Canadian singer songwriter and musician Billy Raffoul broke out of the gates strong when he made his debut earlier this year with Driver. He showcased why he’s already signed to Interscope Records with his rough-hewn sound on the soulful rock song that left people comparing him to the likes of Joe Cocker, Neil Young, and Jeff Buckley. The musician has followed that first single up with a tender melting second song named Dark Four Door. It’s an intimate and gentle acoustic strummer brimming with aching emotion. Shining brighter than ever is Billy Raffoul’s weathered yet sonorous vocals. Dark Four Door is available for streaming and digital download via participating digital retailers, here. Billy Raffoul will be heading out on tour with Mondo Cozmo later this summer. You can watch an acoustic performance of Dark Four Door directed by Frank Ockenfels below.

May 9, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 05.04.2017 – 05.07.2017

Featured selections – May 4-7, 2017

Curated by:

May 6, 2017

Canadian singer songwriter and musician Billy Raffoul has already signed to Interscope Records, on which he releases his phenomenal debut single, Driver, a soulful rock anthem whose rough-hewn timber has spurred some to compare him to Jeff Buckley, Neil Young, and Joe Cocker. Driver’s gravelly and earthy allure also evokes the likes of Hozier and Cobi, with the sheer power of X Ambassadors. It’s immediately apparent that Driver is a massive tune, a panoramic sprawling introduction to a new artist to watch. Billy Raffoul explains that the song is about a hitchhiker he met. He turns the encounter into a sentimental story, in which being lost by the side of a road becomes an analogy for being lost in the life. Driver is out on iTunes, here.