05 May 2017 (TORONTO, ON) – Canadian singer-songwriter and musician Billy Raffoul releases his debut single, “Driver,” on all digital partners today via Interscope/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Listen to “Driver” here.
The anthemic track is a potent calling card for the 22-year-old son of musician Jody Raffoul.  The song emphasizes his signature rough-hewn, low-timbered rock and roll sound that nods to the likes of Jeff Buckley, Neil Young, and Joe Cocker, powered by his gravelly yet soulful voice and deeply felt lyrics. “Driver” was inspired by an experience on Pelee Island off Lake Erie, when Raffoul and his dad picked up a hitchhiker after playing a gig. The following weekend Raffoul told the story to songwriter Simon Wilcox and songwriter-producer Nolan Lambroza during a writing session in Los Angeles.
“This guy was really out of it, so he ended up staying with us for a few hours,” Raffoul says. “We turned it into something a little more sentimental, in that maybe I’m not singing about someone being lost on the side of the road, but maybe someone lost in life who doesn’t know where they’re going or what they’re supposed to be doing.” Newly signed to Interscope Records, Raffoul now splits his time between Nashville and his home town of Leamington where, in between playing shows, he is hard at work on his debut album.
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