AMERICAN AUTHORS and BILLY RAFFOUL, “Say Amen”
“Say Amen” is a big, powerful, soulful song to kickstart NYC quartet American Authors’ third album called Seasons. This is hardly the jaunty pop sound of their huge inescapable hit from a few years back “Best Years Of My Life”. It’s darker and deeper, and draws from a clear passion for Blues and R&B. “Say Amen” is aided immensely by the distinct voice of Canadian rocker Billy Raffoul, whose long-haired good looks belie his gruff, ages-old voice that sounds like Joe Cocker-infused Leon Redbone. “Say Amen” will be a potent highlight in a live set by American Authors. I look forward to hearing more of their album.