JOHNNY ORLANDO ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP, TEENAGE FEVER, PLOTS HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, AND DROPS DREAMY NEW SINGLE “SLEEP”
February 15, 2019 (Toronto, ON) – Singer-songwriter and fan favourite Johnny Orlando shows no sign of slowing down. Set to share his first solid musical statement in the form of his debut EP, Teenage Fever, out March 15, followed by a headlining North American tour this spring, the recent JUNO-Award nominee for Breakthrough Artist of the Year also drops his dreamy new single, “Sleep” today.
“Sleep”, co-written by Orlando, his sister Darian and Swedish collaborators Linnea Södahl (Zara Larsson, Anne-Marie) and Hampus Lindvall (Zara Larsson), is the second single from Johnny’s upcoming debut EP. The pop Swedish-influenced song about living in the moment and not wanting that moment to end showcases Johnny’s maturing sound and songwriting skills.
“We wrote ‘Sleep’ for anyone who’s ever experienced that feeling of never wanting to be apart from someone who you love to spend time with. I felt that it was a very real and relatable thing that people experience at some point in their adolescence,” said Johnny. “Linnea first came up with the concept for ‘Sleep’ - it’s almost like there’s a word for it in Swedish, or it’s a common feeling, that we don’t really think about in English, and that’s why I think it’s so unique.”
Out March 15, Teenage Fever marks Orlando’s biggest release since signing with Universal Music Canada and Island Records. Emanating confidence and charisma over danceable electronic grooves and a subtle hip-hop bounce, Orlando levels up his take on pop. The EP highlights his ever-evolving songwriting skills as he co-writes all six tracks with his sister, Darian Orlando, and a range of acclaimed collaborators including Mike Wise (bülow, Dvbbs, RALPH), Linnea Södahl (Zara Larsson, Anne-Marie), Nick Ruth (Ryan Tedder), Jordon Manswell (Daniel Caesar) and Matthew Burnett (Jessie Reyez, Daniel Caesar). The EP also features previously released single, “Last Summer” which sits at over 17.3 million global streams (and growing) across all platforms.
“I’m very excited and so grateful that I have this opportunity to share my debut EP,” added Johnny. “‘Teenage Fever’, represents those experiences and feelings all teenagers have while trying to navigate their high school years. It tells the story of my journey, and I hope it will give people a more personal insight into my life and experiences. We spent about a year making this project and it means so much to me. I worked with so many cool people with different backgrounds and from different places, which gives it a lot of character and makes every song unique. I’m so happy to share new music with fans and hope they love it as much as I do - I can’t wait to see the reaction live on tour!”
Stay tuned for much more to come from Johnny Orlando at johnnyorlandomusic.com
Photo Credit: Sam Cahill
Teenage Fever Track Listing:
- Last Summer
- Piece of My Heart
- Deep Down
- Waste My Time
TEENAGE FEVER TOUR DATES:
4/29/2019 Chicago, IL - Park West
4/30/2019 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
5/2/2019 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
5/3/2019 Montréal, QC - Corona Theatre
5/5/2019 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
5/6/2019 Philadelphia, PA – The Theatre of Living Arts
5/7/2019 New York, NY – Playstation Theater
5/8/2019 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
5/10/2019 Charlotte, NC - The Underground
5/11/2019 Orlando, FL Plaza Live
5/13/2019 Houston, TX House of Blues
5/14/2019 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
5/16/2019 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
5/17/2019 Los Angeles, CA - The Belasco Theatre
5/18/2019 San Francisco, CA - August Hall
5/20/2019 Portland, OR – Holocene
5/21/2019 Seattle, WA - Neumos
5/22/2019 Vancouver, BC - Rio Theatre
About Johnny Orlando:
Johnny Orlando first expressed his passion for music when he was just eight years old, posting his first YouTube cover with the help of his older sister. The video, created as a fun Christmas break activity and shared online for family and friends, racked up several thousand views in a few short weeks, so the pair continued to post. Johnny’s fan base grew, then exploded into massive growth, netting him multiple Teen and Kids Choice Award nominations and a combined social following of 16 million dedicated fans.
He’s come a long way since that first post - touring the world with co-headlining and sold-out North American and European tours, signing a recording deal with Universal Music Canada / Island Records, releasing new music (“What If” and “Last Summer”) and now, ready to release debut EP.
Orlando (now 16) is at the forefront of the next generation of Canadian artists impacting a global music stage. He’s been featured in VARIETY, Teen Vogue, Paper Magazine, J-14, Tiger Beat and Just Jared Jr and much more.