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09 MARCH 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Rising singer-songwriter Billy Raffoul reveals his new track “Acoustic”, today via Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Produced by Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Foals, Jake Bugg), “Acoustic” features collaborations with Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter.

To coincide with the release of the new track, Raffoul has also released the accompanying video, which can be viewed below. The visual was directed by Frank Ockenfels, best known for his portraits of prominent celebrities like David Bowie, Angelina Jolie, Kurt Cobain and Bill Murray, among others. 

Last year, Raffoul released his debut single “Driver” to rave reviews to rave reviews with NPR stating, “Billy Raffoul has stepped into the spotlight with a strong debut single that foreshadows a promising career as a songwriter and singer,” while TIME adds, “[Raffoul] comes out of the gates swinging with the explosive debut single.” Entertainment Weekly furthers, “’Driver’ is a streamroller of John Bohnam-style drums, fuzz-bomb guitars and Raffoul’s bluesy wailing.”

Raffoul is currently on tour with ZZ Ward, after spending most of 2017 on the road sharing the stage with Kings of Leon, Mondo Cozmo, Judah & The Lion and NEEDTOBREATHE, and more. Full list of upcoming dates and ticket information available online at

At just 23-years-old, Raffoul’s signature sound is powered by his soulful voice and deep lyrics. “That’s one thing for me —a song needs to be about something I’ve experienced or something someone close to me is going through,” Raffoul says of his sources of inspiration. “I find myself going back to moments of time from the past, picking apart these little experiences and building them into bigger things. I want people to know that the songs are genuine, that they've been lived in.”

Raffoul was fairly certain of what he wanted to do with his life from a young age. He grew up in a creative family in the small farming town of Leamington, Ontario. His mother is an artist, writer, and teacher and his father Jody Raffoul is a solo artist and hometown hero who has opened for everyone from Joe Cocker to Bon Jovi. Raffoul’s earliest musical influences come from his dad. “The Beatles were like Jesus in our house,” he recalls, adding that he also listened to soul singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. On his tenth birthday, Billy received a ‘British Invasion’ inspired guitar with a Union Jack on its front from Jody and started teaching himself to play. By 16, had bought his first real guitar — a 1968 Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty. “It’s the same model and year as the only one Jimi Hendrix was ever photographed playing,” Raffoul says.

Stay tuned for more music  to come from Raffoul, as he continues to work on his forthcoming EP.  

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