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“The Good Life,” His New Single, Is #1 Most Added At BDS AAA

Gilfillian Launches The Good Life Fund To Aid Communities In Need

Listen to Devon Gilfillian’s “Love On The Brain” only on Amazon Music:

Today, Devon Gilfillian released an Amazon Original Cover of Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain,” which is available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music. Listen HERE. The track appears on Amazon Music’s The High End playlist.

“I am no Rihanna, but I feel like in channeling her I become a better singer,” says Devon Gilfillian. “I love the conviction in her lyrics and how she effortlessly shapes melodies around those lyrics. The melodies are classic soul but pop at the same time. I especially love ‘Love On The Brain’ because it accurately describes the struggle of loving someone so much that it actually hurts.”

Gilfillian’s new single, “The Good Life,” is #1 Most Added at BDS AAA this week. A rallying cry for inclusion, his message of finding beauty in diversity is as poignant and necessary as ever in the face of a political climate where exclusionary tactics are commonplace. Streams of “The Good Life” skyrocketed after Gilfillian performed the song on “CBS This Morning Saturday.” He also performed the song during his recent World Cafe session. American Songwriter hailed “The Good Life” as “[a] soul-soothing ode to finding peace and beauty in life.”

“‘The Good Life’ was the first song that we tracked for Black Hole Rainbow. It’s the ‘rainbow’ part – the optimism and hope that shines on the album,” explains Gilfillian. “I hope it brings a little bit of light in these weird times.”

The track is from Gilfillian’s debut album, Black Hole Rainbow, which was released by Capitol Records earlier this year. Check out Gilfillian’s original version and the piano version of “The Good Life” HERE. View behind-the-scenes footage from the recording session HERE.

Gilfillian recently launched The Good Life Fund, which will support organizations that are doing good in the world, including Give A Note Foundation and Rebuilding Together Nashville. To learn more or make a donation, visit

“Give A Note Foundation is a Nashville non-profit whose sole purpose is strengthening music education opportunities in schools. I’m so grateful for the music educators in my life that nurtured the gift I had so that I can take that path I’ve taken, and not all kids have that,” says Gilfillian, who grew up outside of Philadelphia. “If it wasn’t for Rebuilding Together Nashville, I wouldn’t be in Nashville. I did AmeriCorps and was recruited to work with Rebuilding Together in 2013 and that was why I moved to Nashville. Rebuilding Together is a national non-profit whose main is goal is to provide a healthy living space for people in their home. So many people are stuck in homes that are hazardous or unhealthy to live in, but unfortunately don’t have the resources to change that.”

Black Hole Rainbow also includes the top 10 AAA hit “Unchained” and “Get Out And Get It,” which charted in the top 15. The New York Times said, “Devon Gilfillian, a soul songwriter based in Nashville, made his formidable debut album, ‘Black Hole Rainbow,’ with Shawn Everett…warping vintage sounds toward something deep and strange.” NPR noted, “Equally suited to forlorn blues and the rousing, anthemic roof-raising uplift of ‘Unchained,’ Gilfillian appears poised for – and well-suited to – ubiquity.”

Gilfillian released his debut EP in 2016. The single “Troublemaker” was heard during 2018 NFL Draft programming and advertising. He has played numerous festivals, including Newport Folk and Montreal Jazz. In addition to opening for Grace Potter, he has supported such artists as Mavis Staples, Local Natives, Lauren Daigle, KALEO, Michael McDonald, Chaka Kahn, Keith Urban, Gladys Knight, Brothers Osborne and Michael Franti & Spearhead.

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