all the things that could go wrong
After a decade of viral YouTube covers, dozens of singles, and three EPs—the first of which was released when he was just 12 years old—Johnny Orlando finally delivers his first full-length album. On all the things that could go wrong, the Mississauga, Ontario, singer, who is now 19, tells a contemporary coming-of-age story that just about anyone can relate to—full of blurry parties, dirty rumors, near-empty gas tanks, and truly ruinous breakups. But Orlando’s years of studio experience come in handy here; rather than slip into easy clichés or worn-out Hollywood narratives, he offers up polished yet personal songs that feel vivid, earnest, and real. The album standout “you’re just drunk” skillfully captures the specific frustration of having to piece together someone else’s story, and his upbeat collaboration with Up Next alum BENEE, “fun out of it,” traces a secret summer fling that has evolved into something more serious.