On October 7th, producer and singer-songwriter Billy Raffoul shared his new single “ We Could Get High,” the follow-up to his previously released rich, soft love song “Better.” Each of these songs serves as an awaited introduction to the next chapter of Billy’s skills and was crafted in company with long-time contributors Justin Zuccato and Mike Crossey, showcasing the tasteful grit and talent for sharing stories straight from the heart.
The track starts off strong with a charged guitar riff and the drums that sweep you along. Raffoul’s sound is comparable to artists such as Bruce Springsteen, American Authors, and Passenger, and much like the music of his influences, this track is an anthem to the joyful wreckage of the past. Its lively guitars coupled with Raffoul’s powerful and smooth vocals summon the listener to relish in the mess and relive those wild moments when they learned who they were. All the while, Raffoul croons out lyrics that everyone young or old can relate to: “We’re hopeless, stuck in the moment / But it don’t have to be this way/ We could get high / We could get high.”
Raffoul explains the meaning behind the song:
“I wrote this song in early 2019 as part of a more rock-focused album that hasn’t been released. I’m so happy that this one will finally see the light of day! It was inspired by a track off of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Greetings from Asbury Park.’ The song features a traditional rock band sound. Acoustic guitars, two electric guitars, a bass, drums, and harmonies. In high school, my girlfriend was elected student body Prime Minister. She inspired the song. I wanted it to have a Bonnie and Clyde feeling. It’s about breaking free of the bonds that we put on ourselves. Or maybe it’s just about cutting 3rd period in your senior year of high school.”
Listen to ” We Could Get High” below: