‘Difficult’? It’s easy to see Billy Raffoul’s talent
Location: Nashville, US
FFO: Rhys Lewis, Noah Kahan
Label: Interscope Records
Following on from previous singles ‘Dark Four Door’ and ‘Driver’, Billy Raffoul drops ‘Difficult’. Raised on a diet of classic rock in his youth, Raffoul channels the likes of Joe Cocker and Bon Jovi in the verse; where his gravelly growls lie on top of sporadic drums and stripped back piano chords. The chorus then explodes onto the scene with an exorcism of electronic distortion and adds a distinctly modern twist, but doesn’t detract from the fact that the track is just one man and his voice.