Raff Pylon

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Hypnotic hooks, sleek grooves and sparkling studio sheen: The musical alchemy of Raff Pylon radiates with effervescent pop magic. Across a slate of new songs, the artist’s soulful vulnerability is a poignant touchstone, revealed through the authenticity in the lyrics and the intimacy of his voice. “I don’t write off of a blank page,” he says. “I have to live. I write my songs from who I meet, what I witness, and how I feel.” An expressive vocal testimony underscored by a gritty guitar line serves as the provocative introduction to Raff’s debut single, “Can’t Let You Go.”

Previously recognized as the charismatic front man, keyboardist and songwriter for the Montreal-based band Bridgeway, Raff Pylon now commands the spotlight as a solo artist. His signature sound reveals the sonic imprint of Southern California, where he works at Tito Jackson’s very own studio with Los Angeles-based Grammy-winning producer Earl Powell  (Jennifer Hudson, Keyshia Cole), and Canada, where his studio partners include Rob Wells (Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande), and Ben Pelchat (Boy George, Chrissie Hynde), working out of the legendary Kensington Sound studio in Toronto. In addition to contributing a music store’s worth of instruments, Raff also co-produces and arranges the songs.

From playing drums at age three, Raff subsequently developed considerable abilities on keyboards, guitar, and bass. “I force myself not to work on my instruments too much though,” he explains. “I tend to let myself forget, so when I throw my hands on the instruments I discover something new.”

With French ancestry and Canadian roots, Raff considers himself a citizen of the world. He has traveled extensively from America to Europe – which he considers his second home – and to Africa and Asia.  The geographical connections between people and cultures reinforce his essential message. “Where you’re born doesn’t mean who you are,” he says. “The more I see the world, I want to talk to people about how we should be together. That’s how I see my music: It’s for everybody. People from everywhere can enjoy a moment with me.”

“King’s Lane,” one of Raff’s new songs, reflects a message of unity that was inspired by a European pathway lined with variegated hues of roses. “I had this idea if we were living the same way that these flowers of all colors were sharing the space, it could create such a beautiful picture.”

While this outlook might seem idyllic, Raff acknowledges that everyone will also experience dark times. “In the early years of my band we were playing edgy rock. I had fun playing that, but it didn’t feel right to me. I want to take people to the right direction, to make them happy. What is the point of making music if you’re not helping someone get through today with a smile.”

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05.03.19//Raff Pylon Creates Musical Alchemy With Solo Debut "Can't Let You Go"

Raff Pylon Creates Musical Alchemy With Solo Debut "Can't Let You Go"

Los Angeles, CA - Raff Pylon displays his knack for hypnotic hooks and sleek grooves with his release of the new song, "Can't Let You Go." This song is for anyone who has experienced the affliction, misfortune and tribulation of falling in that tough kind of love. Pylon knows exactly what he's writing about as he lives it before he puts the pen to the paper. "I don't write off of a blank page," Pylon exclaims. "I have to live. I write my songs from who I meet, what I witness, and how I feel." Pylon makes it known that he is a credible source in this crazy game of love and heartbreak, with his engaging lyrics of dialogue to himself and that 'somebody.' "Can't Let You Go" is now available for streaming and download on digital platforms worldwide.

"Can't Let You Go" was created in collaboration with Grammy-winning producer "Trillionaire" Earl Powell who has worked with the likes of artists such as Jennifer Hudson and Keyshia Cole. Whether you're hearing this poolside in sunny Los Angeles or in a venue in Montreal, this track will hit anybody right in the feels. With such conviction and yearning in Pylon's mesmerizing voice, it's hard to drift your attention elsewhere, but Powell does a full service by complimenting Pylon's voice with a beautiful crisp drum kit and funky combination of guitar, bass and keys. Everything comes together nicely in a finely mixed and mastered final product which captures every aspect of the song beautifully. "'Can't Let You Go' was an experiment I did looking through samples and the 3AM music magic happened," explains Pylon. "A few samples worked perfectly together and it became that groove that we built the song on."

With French ancestry and Canadian roots, Raff Pylon considers himself a citizen of the world. He has traveled extensively all over the world. The geographical connections between people and cultures reinforce his essential message. "Where you're born doesn't mean who you are," he says. "The more I see the world, I want to talk to people about how we should be together. That's how I see my music: It's for everybody. People from everywhere can enjoy a moment with me."

With "Can't Let You Go," Pylon solidifies himself as a solo artist after moving on from being the frontman and keyboardist in the popular Montreal-based band, Bridgeway. Catch Raff Pylon's new release "Can't Let You Go," now available for stream or download. Keep up with him by visiting RaffPylon.com.