Raphael Ricafort yearns for his departed in “Forced Goodbyes”

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Heart-wrenching yet full of grace!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hi Raphael, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.

Hello LAMR! I’m Raphael Ricafort. My music revolves around my childhood and high school unsaid visions and feelings. I hate to be soft in public, but I’d do it for the love of music. I usually concentrate on acoustic, but I aspire to play with a band to showcase my songwriting and instrument-playing skills to the masses. I have a lot in mind waiting to be poured out and distributed to great musicians I can collaborate.

Start streaming “Forced Goodbyes” here:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?

Photo by Humprey Dangkulos

Released on February 20, 2023. Looking back in my childhood, I can clearly remember my father telling me whenever he goes abroad to work to provide for us. That’s one of the biggest inspirations for this song. On the other hand, I miss both of my deceased grandfathers. Also, my friends lost their loved ones over the years, especially during the pandemic. This song usually sends a message about death, but listeners can also relate to this in different ways. The core idea is that one can’t say his goodbyes without prior preparation. That’s why I write this song. I want to connect to people who are in this situation. It’s vital to relive the significant memories in their hearts.

What is your vision for this song?

Spend quality time with your loved ones. Cherish every moment so that you will not regret it when the time comes that they have to depart this world.

What is your favorite part of this body of work?

The piano. I currently have keyboard lessons in my course, and I was able to apply the skills and techniques I acquired during my first semester.

Anything else we should know about it? Future releases? 

I have four more releases to be announced soon and in the coming months.

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