Brace for Impact is Rolling

New Single “The year of All Risks” Released!!

The second single from Brace for Impact “the Year of All Risks” is now available on Bandcamp!!

Here’s what we are saying:

Coming off the February release of “Living In the Free World,” the first single off Andrew Johnston’s E.P “Brace for Impact: Part 1,” the Montreal singer-songwriter has announced the release of the second single “The Year of All Risks.”

The song follows in the footsteps of Living in the Free World and explores political themes within the context of life in Montreal. The 5 minute plus indie rock opus is an impassioned cry to not give in, despite the threats to freedom coming from all angles in today’s society. The characters in the song are “hanging out in Montreal, watching the world go to the dogs” but resolve to stick together against all odds.

“It’s a song that was inspired by the student protests in Montreal of a couple of years ago. When the protests started it was an exciting time, and it was inspiring to see people taking advantage of their democratic right to take to the streets in protest. But then things took a much darker turn. The government passed laws seriously curtailing these hard fought rights, and we started to hear about cases of police brutality. When I heard about these things, my heart broke for Montreal and Canada. I wrote this song to try to restore my courage and faith in what I think it means to be Canadian.

Join In The Process!!

Starting on April 1st, you can join in the process and help us with the production of “Brace for Impact.” We’re launching a campaign on indiegogo with all proceeds going to help us finish the album by the end of the year. We’re releasing the music as a series of digital-only E.Ps, with the first E.P launching in June.

here is our pitch video!

Vote For Your favorite Artists!!

CBC Music is inviting you to vote for your favorite artists in the first round of the 2014 Searchlight competition. You can vote for Andrew Johnston by checking out my CBC Music page.


Everyday you can vote up to six times!! I am tweeting my daily votes over on Twitter.

Ryan Adams Tribute

I am continuing my monthly residency at Bistro de Paris with a tribute to Ryan Adams. Me and a few of my favorite musical cohorts will be performing stripped down arrangement of some of our favorite RA tunes, featuring acoustic and electric guitar, steel guitar and piano.

Expect to hear from me in the weeks ahead when I announce our special guests for the evening.

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