Billy Raffoul releases new EP, "A Few More Hours At YYZ," out today
TUNE IN TODAY TO THE FINAL DATE ON HIS SOCIAL DISTANCING TOUR WHERE RAFFOUL WILL PERFORM EVERY SONG FROM THE NEW EP + TAKE FAN QUESTIONS
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03 APRIL 2020 (TORONTO, ON) – Singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul releases his new EP today, April 3, on Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. A Few More House at YYZ features the previously released songs “Swimming In The Deep End”, “Without Falling In Love”, and “It’s A Beautiful Life”.
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With production from producers like Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Barns Courtney), A Few More Hours at YYZ further redefines the limits of the classic singer/songwriter sensibility, bringing Raffoul’s enchanting sincerity and warm introspection to his most sonically ambitious body of work yet.
Raffoul will perform every song from the new EP today on Instagram Live as he wraps his The 2020 Social Distancing Tour. Having to postpone the west coast run of his A Few More Hours At… 2020 North American Tour Raffoul has taken to Instagram Live for intimate performances from his father’s home in Leamington, ON where Raffoul is currently socially isolating. Tune in today at 1pm EDT for the release party for A Few More Hours at YYZ where Raffoul will perform the new EP front-to-back and answer questions from fans.
Growing up in the small farming town of Leamington, Ontario, Raffoul first discovered his gift for songwriting at age ten, thanks in no small part to the influence of his father—a musician who’s opened for everyone from Joe Cocker to Bon Jovi. After landing his first paying gig—playing to long-haul drivers at a local truck stop—Raffoul began playing at nearby bars and clubs at age 16, often driving into Detroit for shows. He eventually connected with a manager and moved down to Nashville to push forward with his music career. Soon after scoring a deal with Interscope Records, Raffoul released the critically hailed song “Driver” and followed that with his debut EP 1975 in June 2018 which featured the fan favorite “Acoustic.” Arriving in spring 2019, his sophomore EP Running Wild found him joining forces with leading producers like Greg Kurstin (a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who’s worked with Paul McCartney, Beck, and Adele), as well as collaborating with such boundary-breaking artists as singer/songwriter Julia Michaels. Over the past few years, Raffoul has opened for heavyweights like Kings of Leon, X Ambassadors, and NEEDTOBREATHE, captivating crowds with his understated yet intensely passionate stage presence. He also recently finished his first-ever headlining tour of Europe. Shortly after that sold-run European run, Raffoul embarked on a co-headline tour with Wrabel, during which he took the stage with just his guitar and drum pedals.
Source Universal Music Canada
April 3, 2020 4:20pm ET by Pressparty