TEAGAN JOHNSTON CELEBRATES RELEASE OF DEBUT FULL-LENGTH RECORD SENTIMENTAL BALLAD
TORONTO, ON – April 29, 2022 – Today, Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Teagan Johnston (formerly known as Little Coyote), celebrates the release of her debut full-length album, Sentimental Ballad. A gorgeous collection of 12 new originals, Sentimental Ballad is a raw expression of heartache, told through minimalistic piano and lyrically driven songs, accentuated by Johnston’s stunning vocals. Listen here.
A deeply personal record, Sentimental Ballad is perhaps Johnston’s most honest artistic expression that she has ever been able to share. The songs are both strong and powerful while also holding space for softness and vulnerability. Combining Johnston’s delicately detailed piano playing with lyrics full of love and longing, she seeks to explore human darkness and the fabric of our dreams.
The album was created and released entirely independently, and exactly the way she has always wanted – free from the opinions and agendas of anyone but Johnston. Playing every part in creating the record, she teaming up with friend and recording engineer, Devon Lougheed, to help mix and produce. Fully taking the reins, Johnston produced and engineered the album’s latest single, Get out of town – which is the first song of that nature that she has ever released.
“Get out of town was written about my urge to leave Toronto after going through a breakup,” reflects Johnston. “Since writing the song though, I’ve realized how much I love this city. I moved here when I was 19 and this place has really given me everything, so many of things that I dreamed would be possible when I moved here have come true.”
Highlighting the song and the album’s release, Johnston shared the video for Get out of town last week. She adds, “The video for Get out of town is a love letter to the city, it’s an expression of how even when things get hard here and I want to leave, I know I will always be connected to Toronto.” Watch the video here.
Dive in to Sentimental Ballad today and hear how Teagan Johnston’s songs will haunt you in a way that soothes your soul.
ABOUT TEAGAN JOHNSTON
Formerly known as Little Coyote, Teagan Johnston (she/they), is a singer-songwriter who drives the genre beyond its current borders, bringing a radical rawness to her work that hits you in your heart. Born in the Yukon, raised between South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the West Coast of Canada, Teagan brings a vast and ever layered perspective to her work.
Compared to the likes of Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, and Nick Cave, Tegan’s debut ‘The Trouble with Teeth’ was released in October 2017 with the enthusiastic support of EggHunt Records. Her following 2019 EP, Stay Gold, received many accolades and acclaims from various media outlets, such as VICE’s Noisey, PopMatters & more. A seasoned and experienced live performer, at home playing solo or backed by a band, Teagan has toured North America and Europe, including performing a special set at David Lynch’s prestigious private Paris nightclub Silencio.
Teagan partakes in several art forms outside of music as a means of communication and creative expression. She has modelled for Canadian fashion designer Evan Biddell, and written OP ED articles for The Toronto Star and She Does The City. In 2019 Teagan played her breakout acting role as Catherine in a Canadian Indie Horror movie The Strings as well as composing original music for the film. Outlets such as The New York Times, The A.V. Club, Bloody Disgusting and more have called Johnston’s performance and music in the film “commanding” and “magnetic.”