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Global Pop Artist Johnny Orlando Unveils Official Music Video For His Latest Track
Global pop artist Johnny Orlando shares the official music video for his latest track, “if he wanted to he would” .
Directed by Kyla Mah, the playful and vibrant video adds to the cheeky lyrics of the track. “If he wanted to, he would, but thank god that he didn't. It only took me one night to show you what you were missing.” “if he wanted to he would” arrived on November 4 on Orlando’s deluxe version of his debut album, all the things that could go wrong. The deluxe album includes all 12-tracks that appeared on his sweeping debut album, including early singles "someone will love you better," "blur," and "you're just drunk," alongside three brand-new tracks, "if he wanted to he would," "trust her more," and "hollywood sign."
Released this past August, Orlando's debut album, all the things that could go wrong, has been a long time coming and finds the 19-year-old Canadian rising star at his emotional, lyrical, and sonic best, delivering on the promise of over a decade spent climbing the music industry ladder. With over 76 million global streams since its release, all the things that could go wrong is an album about "letting it blur," and the singer-songwriter forges new creative ground by blurring vulnerable, piercing lyrics with bombastic and energetic sounds.
On November 13, Orlando was honoured with the Best Canadian Act award at the MTV EMAs for the fourth consecutive year. The achievement ties Orlando with Justin Bieber as the youngest person to achieve this award four times in a row.
Earlier this month, Johnny kicked off his supporting slot on Ali Gatie's Who Hurt You Tour in San Francisco. The tour spans North America with stops in Austin, Atlanta, New York, Montréal, Vancouver and more, including two shows next week in Johnny's hometown of Toronto at HISTORY.
Signed to Universal Music Canada / Republic Records and sporting an enviable social media – TikTok (10.4 million), Instagram (6.4 million) and YouTube (4.73 million), as well as over 3.6 million monthly Spotify listeners – Johnny is the voice a generation needed to hear, and all the things that could go wrong is the joyous result of 18 months of hard work, honesty, growth, and self-proclaimed perfectionism. Encompassing an impressive breadth of subjects – think anxiety, the pressure that comes with growing up with social media, relationship highs and lows, drinking, and more – “this is what I’ll be judged on as a benchmark,” Johnny says. “I set out to make an album I’d want to listen to,” he adds. “And this album is everything I always dreamed it could be.”