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JOHNNY ORLANDO RELEASES SIZZLING NEW TRACK “LAST SUMMER”

 

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September 19, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Teen sensation Johnny Orlando is back with “Last Summer”, an upbeat pop anthem that playfully recalls the magic of summer days past and explores a more mature lyric sound from the 15-year-old artist. Listen to the track HERE and check out the lyric video HERE.

 

“This is one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written,” said Orlando. “It’s about something we can all relate to - hanging out, sharing stories about the summer, the best memories with friends and a special girl and just wishing you could re-live those moments, do it all again.” He adds, “It’s definitely a different sound compared to the music I’ve previously released - the vibe is a mix of pop with some hip-hop elements.”

 

Co-written by Orlando, his sister Darian and collaborators Liz Rodrigues and producer Mike Wise (bülow, Dvbbs, RALPH), “Last Summer” has Johnny’s massive fan base (more than 16 million across all social platforms) buzzing.

 

This is the hotly anticipated follow-up track to his hit "What If" – a duet with Mackenzie Ziegler that garnered over 40 million streams across global platforms. The “What If” music video (currently clocking over 16 million views on YouTube), premiered on Apple Music and hit #1 in 25 markets around the world. It peaked at #1 on the global Tik Tok (formerly musical.ly) song chart and was on the Viral 50 Spotify chart in 33 countries.

 

Orlando himself has had a busy summer. Packed with studio sessions and songwriting as he prepares to release his first EP, a sold-out, multi-city European tour (with Bars and Melody) and a new batch of notable award nominations (2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Music Star and iHeart Much Music Video Awards for Best New Canadian Artist). To top it all off, he signed with Island Records U.S. and U.K., alongside his home label, Universal Music Canada. 

 

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 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 working on his debut EP, set for release in the coming months.



Orlando (now 15) 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.  

 

About Universal Music Canada:
Universal Music Canada is Canada’s leading music company, engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content. Home to the most comprehensive catalogue of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMC is committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship in broadening opportunities for our artists on both the domestic and world stages as well as creating new experiences for fans.

 

Universal Music Canada is part of Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment.



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Ashley Ballantyne | ashley.ballantyne@umusic.com
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