GLOBAL POP ARTIST JOHNNY ORLANDO SHARES NEW MUSIC, FROM HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PROJECT, THE RIDE, A COLLECTION OF SONGS
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THE RIDE - PART 1, INCLUDES TWO-SONG PACK WITH “BOYFRIEND” AND “JULY” OUT NOW
28 JULY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Globally adored pop artist, Johnny Orlando, returns with new music, The Ride - Part 1, out today via Universal Music Canada/Republic Records. The project’s first instalment of a collection of songs titled, Part 1, consists of a 2-song pack, the dreamy summer anthem “July” released with the accompanying visual and the catchy pop track “Boyfriend”.
Both songs were recorded in Los Angeles. The first track “July” was produced by Grammy Award winning Rabitt (Andy Grammer, Kiiara, Ingrid Andress) and Zetra (Kali Uchis, MØ) . The next track “Boyfriend” was produced by Trevor Brown and William Zaire Simmons (Demi Lovato, Lizzo, Guy Sebastian). The Ride - Part 1 captures the first taste of what fans can expect from the 20-year-old’s post-teen pop musical evolution. The remaining parts are set to release later this year.
The Ride tells the story of love, hate, confusion and hope presented in three parts. For the first time, Orlando unveils honest emotions through the lyrics about his first love and the growth he has experienced along the way. Crafting this body of work was a cathartic experience for him while processing all these significant life moments shared by his generation. Each part delves into two contracting perspectives from blissful and confident to sad and low moments, showcasing all their infinite complexities.
Says Orlando, “I’m really showing a different side of myself on this project, a vulnerable one, one that I haven’t shared before but it’s empowering to show both sides. Part 1 explores the immediate reaction that I have to things. In terms of a relationship that’s the honeymoon stage, and just as intense – it’s the resentment and anger with myself after things end. Part 1 signals the beginning of summer and bittersweet memories that await. The person who only saw directly in front of them with thick, distant clouds, obscuring any probability of their interests falling apart. Until it’s too late. There’s no greater thrill than falling in love.”
This fall, Orlando embarks on “The Ride Tour” across North American with a Toronto date at Danforth Music Hall and an evening in Los Angeles at The Troubadour, then heads over to Asia. Tickets and full list of tour dates can be found HERE. Stay tuned for much more from Johnny Orlando by signing up for his mailing list HERE.
Photo Credit: Kyla Mah
Upcoming Canadian Show:
October 4, Toronto ON – (Danforth Music Hall)
ABOUT JOHNNY ORLANDO:
Toronto-born singer, songwriter and actor Johnny Orlando is this generation’s rising pop superstar impacting a global music stage. Signed to Universal Music Canada / Republic Records Orlando has generated over 3.3 billion global streams, sports an enviable social media with over 25 million+ followers, acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Variety, Paper, and more – Johnny is the voice a generation needed to hear. He’s garnered JUNO nominations for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Pop Album and has been awarded the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Canadian Act for four consecutive years. In August 2022, Orlando released his highly anticipated debut album all the things that could go wrong, which since amassed over 150 million global streams. Stay tuned for much more to come from Johnny Orlando at JohnnyOrlandoMusic.com
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