JJ WILDE JOINS FORCES W/ BILLY RAFFOULFOR “BORN TO DIE” EP OUT NOW

JUNO AWARD WINNING ROCK STAR JJ WILDE JOINS FORCES WITH AWARD WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER BILLY RAFFOUL
FOR “BORN TO DIE”, THEIR NEW EP OUT NOW

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JJ WILDE & BILLY RAFFOUL 

Today, JUNO-Award winning rock star JJ Wilde and SOCAN Award winning songwriter Billy Raffoul release their three-track EP ‘Born To Die’, via Black Box. This must-needed collaboration channels the duets of Fleetwood Mac, The Civil Wars, Shovels & Rope and more, combining Wilde’s unapologetic raw yet charming voice and Rauffoul’s captivating raspy vocals to create pure magic and expertly showcasing the complimentary rock and roll stylings of each singer.

“I started out in music doing gigs in the folk scene and toured in a folk band for 3 years across Canada. Even though I started making more rock-styled music, I still write most of my songs on acoustic guitar. So to go back to my folky roots on this EP is really special for me. Working with Billy was effortless, fun, and freeing. We met in LA during a writing session and wrote the title track almost instantly. The rest of the EP came together seamlessly and I cannot wait to share it with the world.” – JJ Wilde

“These are some of the most inspiring and musically fulfilling records I’ve ever been a part of. Writing and singing with JJ has been an absolute pleasure and instantly felt natural. We are so proud to bring you the Born To Die EP!” –Billy Raffoul

Recorded at Hamilton’s Catherine North Studios, each song off the EP highlights themes of opening up to love after experiencing heartbreak (“Colours”), the hardships of experiencing heartbreak (“Let Me Go”) and declaration of endless loves (the title track ‘Born To Die’ – which was written in a matter of hours).

‘Born To Die’ is Wilde’s second release of 2021 and follows her critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘Wilde’, released May 14th. The Kitchener-born artist took home the 2021 JUNO Award for ‘Rock Album of the Year’ for her album ‘Ruthless,’ while debut single ‘The Rush’ earned SOCAN’s Rock Music Award, and historically-marked Wilde as the first female artist to simultaneously hit #1 on all three Canadian rock charts, holding the slot for 10 weeks concurrently in addition to spending a whopping 21 weeks atop the Rock Big Picture chart. Not one to rest on her laurels, Wilde quickly followed with two more back-to-back #1’s with ‘Best Boy,’ and ‘Mercy,’ and with over 20-million global streams, an impressive North American touring history and significant radio play in North America and Europe including #1 hits in Canada and France, she has quickly established herself as one of the most important emergent voices in rock music.

No stranger to Canadian awards himself, Leamington’s Raffoul was recently presented with the 2021 SOCAN Songwriting Prize for his single ‘Western Skies’. Following in his father’s footsteps, Raffoul has been writing since the age of ten, and has amassed over 100-million global streams on his recent albums International Hotel and A Few More Hours at YYZ. With a flair for performance, Raffoul has captivated live audiences opening for acts like Kings of Leon, X Ambassadors and more.

JJ Wilde will be returning to the UK and Europe for her rescheduled tour dates in summer 2022.
You can see her at the following dates:

6th December – Paris, La Maroquinerie – Paris
30th May Het Depot – Leuven
31st May – MTC – Cologne
1st June –  Paradiso – Amsterdam
6th June – Badehaus – Berlin
9th June –  Nova Rock Festival – Nickelsdorf
10th June – Download Festival – Donnington
14th June –  The Lexington – London

“Born To Die” is out now via Black Box

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