Billy Raffoul is “Swimming In The Deep End”
Singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul has released his new song “Swimming In The Deep End”. Co-written by Billy and produced by Raffoul and Morten Pilegaard, “Swimming In The Deep End” is taken from his new EP, “A Few More Hours At YYZ”. Made with producers like Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Barns Courtney), the new EP 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.
“Swimming In The Deep” follows the release of “Without Falling In Love” and the harmony-laced piano ballad “It’s a Beautiful Life”, which was featured in the mid-season premiere of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Both songs will be featured on “A Few More Hours at YYZ”. Having to postpone the west coast run of his A Few More Hours At…2020 North American Tour singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul has taken to Instagram Live for intimate performances from his father’s home in Leamington, ON where Raffoul is currently socially isolating. Remaining dates for The 2020 Social Distancing Tour are below and will culminate today with a 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 Kylie, 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.