Johnny Orlando - I Don't (with DVBBS)
Confessional lyrics meet a catchy groove on this fresh hit.
By Kerry Doole
Johnny Orlando – I Don’t (with DVBBS): This recently released single from the globally popular 18-year-old pop singer-songwriter is already making waves, quickly becoming his best performing track (within the first week of release) of all-time, outpacing both his previous single Everybody Wants You and the viral hit What If. This momentum will be further fuelled by a brand new video for the track.
I Don’t is a collaboration with multi-platinum Canadian production/DJ duo DVBBS (brothers Chris Chronicles and Alex Andre), who have worked with artists like Belly, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Quinn XCII, and Wiz Khalifa.
Orlando has used the opportunity of working with the pair to add an EDM element to his well-crafted pop sound. He states in a label press release that “I grew up listening to DVBBS, and finally being able to work with them has been an incredible experience. I've learned so much from these guys, and I hope this isn’t the last thing we do together. I think the pop-EDM crossover works really well on this track and that it’s a perfect way to kick off the warm weather!”
DVBBS also commented on the project: “When the opportunity came about that we could produce Johnny’s next single, it was a no-brainer for us. This chapter in his career will shape exactly what kind of star Johnny truly is, and we could not be more excited to bring this vision to life. ‘I Don’t’ paints the perfect picture of both our worlds combined, and we know performing this one is going to be fun. Canada to the world!”
On the catchy groove-based cut, Orlando gets confessionally emotional - "How can I tell you that I love you when I don’t."
Featuring DVBBS and Ellie Zeiler, the video for I Don’t was shot by director Sam Cahill (Machine Gun Kelly), and was shared with fans yesterday morning on Orlando’s YouTube channel alongside a livestream with co-star Ellie Zeiler.
Orlando commented in a label press release that "Shooting the I Don't music video was such a fun experience. It was the first time I've been back on a music video set since last fall, and I couldn't have asked for a better team. We shot the music video outside of LA with my amazing director and friend Sam Cahill on this crazy film set out in the desert. The shoot day was the first time I met Chris and Alex from DVBBS in person, as well as my co-star Ellie Zeiler. It was such a fun day, and I'm super happy with the video that we created."
Orlando's hit 2020 EP It's Never Really Over is nominated for this year's Juno Awards, in the Pop Album of the Year category. He was previously nominated as Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2019 Junos, and since then he has indeed broken through. He has amassed a social media following of over 25 million+ engaged fans worldwide, and his music has generated over 881 million streams. In 2020, Orlando took home an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Canadian Act, for the second straight year, and he has received nods at the Kids’ Choice Awards, iHeart Much Music Video Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
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