Billy Raffoul Announces New Album, ‘For All These Years,’ out 10/20; shares “In My Arms,” Tour Starts 10/10
July 28, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Nashville/Toronto soulful singer, songwriter, and producer Billy Raffoul is excited to announce his new full-length album, For All These Years, which will be out on October 20 via Nettwerk. For All These Years came to life with the help of long-time collaborators Justin Zuccato, Mike Crossey and is a much-anticipated introduction to the next chapter of Raffoul’s artistry that continues to highlight the graceful grit of his vocals and his knack for telling stories straight from the heart.
Billy shares, “‘For All These Years’ is a collection of songs exploring different relationships and characters. One’s relationship with their father, a relationship with a loved one battling addiction, reminders of a past relationship that follow you around.. Apart from three collaborations with my brother Peter Raffoul, I wrote this album on my own and spent a good amount of time living with each story until they felt ready, ‘For All These Years’ is the first record I’ve ever made that encapsulates all my musical inspirations in one LP.”
WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “IN MY ARMS” HERE
Along with this announcement, Billy shares his gorgeous ballad, “In My Arms,” accompanied by a profoundly vulnerable video directed by Hannah Gray Hall. With lyrics that read like a letter to a lover speaking on behalf of a transformative and healing relationship, the stripped production, and consistent percussion feel like a beating heart throughout the entire track. “In My Arms” is available on all streaming platforms here.
“In My Arms’ is a song about that point in the earlier stage of a relationship when you’re starting to really care about the other person and you feel like you’re taking a leap. It’s a love song about vulnerability and trust and the hope that it is reciprocated,” Billy shares.
Billy will celebrate this collection of new songs with a headline North American fall tour starting in Detroit at The Magic Bag, and making stops in Chicago at Beat Kitchen, Los Angeles at Peppermint Club, Nashville at Exit/In, New York at Mercury Lounge, and more before wrapping up in Boston at Cafe 939. A list of full dates can be found below.
ABOUT BILLY RAFFOUL:
Music surrounded Billy as a kid back in his hometown of Leamington. His father, Jody Raffoul, rose to prominence as a popular regional draw, performing at a prolific pace. Billy picked up his first guitar at a young age and spent countless hours on the instrument. “Music put food on the table for my family, and it was always there,” shares Billy. “I don’t look it at any differently than if you’re dad’s a lawyer and you become a lawyer.”
Raffoul debuted with the 2017 single “Driver,” Following the release of his 1975 EP and The Running Wild EP, he delivered his debut full-length, A Few More Hours, at YYZ in 2020. The single “Acoustic” generated over 60.7 million Spotify streams and “Easy Tiger” surpassed 19.4 million Spotify streams. The same year, he maintained this momentum with International Hotel and shared bills with Kings of Leon, Kaleo, X Ambassadors, American Authors, and more. Reaching another level, 2021 saw him garner the SOCAN Songwriting Prize for the single “Western Skies.”
Billy’s songs will ultimately resonate through your speakers and from the stage. “When you come to a show for the first time, I hope you walk away feeling good,” he shares.
FOR ALL THESE YEARS
I Wish You Were Here
In My Arms
My Old Man
Drive You Home
We Could Get High
I Can’t Love You Anymore