Following nearly a year in the studio, singer-songwriter and JUNO Award nominee for Breakthrough Artist of the Year Johnny Orlando releases his highly anticipated debut EP Teenage Fever today via Universal Music Canada/Island Records. Listen to Teenage Fever, HERE.
Emanating confidence and charisma over danceable electronic grooves and a subtle hip-hop bounce, Orlando levels up his take on pop. Once again co-writing with his sister Darian (a tradition dating back to the viral video that launched him to stardom in 2011), 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), Orlando gets personal this time around. With his debut EP, Orlando’s lyrical honesty is elevated by impressive vocals and unshakable hooks.
“Every song is a reflection of how I’m actually feeling,” says Johnny. “Teenage Fever kind of looks inside my head and shares a sound that’s more authentic than it has ever been. The songs are about experiences I’ve had – things I think all teenagers can relate to – especially while trying to navigate the high school years.”
“This is the first time I’ve really taken creative control from start to finish,” he adds. “I worked with so many cool people with different backgrounds and from different places. That gives the EP a lot of character – every song is unique. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to share this new music with my fans and can’t wait to perform it for everyone live!”
The EP represents a leap forward for Johnny and features his explosive first single, “Last Summer”, which quickly vaulted past 20 million global streams. The up-tempo, just-released single “Sleep” already sits at more than 5 million global streams. Elsewhere on the EP, “Deep Down” illuminates Orlando’s expansive range over slick in-the-box orchestration and an unpredictable rhythm. Piece of My Heart, Waste My Time and Why round out the debut offering. See full tracklisting below.
Set to take the new music on the road this Spring with a headlining Teenage Fever tour, Orlando announces four new European performance dates with stops planned in France, Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. See below for full tour dates.
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
5/31/2019 – Paris, France – Les Etoiles (NEW DATE)
6/1/2019 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg OZ (NEW DATE)
6/2/2019 – Cologne, Germany – Kantine (NEW DATE)
6/4/2019 – London, UK – O2 Academy Islington (NEW DATE)