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Billy Raffoul holds firmly onto “Bliss” in the latest single from forthcoming EP

Nashville/Toronto singer, songwriter, and producer Billy Raffoul shares his new single “Bliss,” along with an accompanied lyric video.

Billy Raffoul "Bliss" album art

“Bliss” is the latest single from the forthcoming EP I Wish You Were Here by Billy Raffoul.

This song was inspired by the phrase ‘ignorance is bliss,’ but it’s really about trying to hold on to innocence and letting go of cynicism,” Raffoul shares.

You can track the lyrics as they ebb and flow between these concepts outlined by acknowledging the doubts that creep into our minds, searching for something to thrill or inspire, and the notion that maintaining a youthful perspective of happiness might get slightly more difficult as we get older. However, the song’s rhythmic play reinforces the song’s whimsical and slightly sarcastic delivery fueled by fingerpicked guitar and the synth-heavy drum and bass introduced as the song progresses.

I initially intended it to be about my own process as a songwriter. When I started writing songs, I would just write them to write them, with no agenda or plan. As I continued through this business, I would catch myself getting more and more methodical and calculated about songwriting at times,” Billy notes. “Although that is sometimes necessary, and I enjoy it, the feeling of creating something for the pure fun of it is often unmatched. As this song’s development continued, I tried to simplify the lyrics and message to make it more relatable. It’s a fun song about a song. About doing what feels right and not thinking too much.”

Billy Raffoul recently made his way to Union Stage in Washington DC in support of American Authors during their 2023 North American Tour. Find “Bliss” on your favorite streaming platforms, including Spotify and YouTube today, and if that’s not enough check out other songs from the forthcoming EP I Wish You Were Here, including “We Could Get High” and “Better.”

Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

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