Press Release



Releases Hotly Anticipated New Single

“I Wanted My Heart to Break”



(22 April 2022) Toronto, Canada – Today, Haitian-Canadian singer-songwriter Tedy releases his newest track “I Wanted My Heart to Break.” After moving to Toronto in 2020, Tedy threw himself into writing, rehearsing, and collaborating in the studio. The result, “I Wanted My Heart to Break,” is an empowering and courageous pop anthem elevated by Tedy’s signature soaring vocals.

I started writing this song when I was in a dark place, and this song started to give me life and the courage to keep moving on,” said Tedy. “When people hear this song, I want them to feel empowered, free, and ready to go for whatever they want regardless of the outcome.”

Written by Tedy with production by Big Taste (Justin Beiber, Dua Lipa) and Herag (Virginia to Vegas, Alessia Cara), the track features powerful vocals over an irresistible pop hook. With nearly 40 million global audio streams and one million TikTok followers, Tedy writes songs that resonate. Exploring themes of loneliness and longing, this new track is poised to become an anthem for love lost and hopeful new beginnings.

“‘I Wanted My Heart to Break’ means so much to me,” said Tedy.  “I was always so afraid of writing ballads, and this song helped me get over my fear, put myself out there, and just express myself completely.”

This new track starts a busy spring and summer for Tedy, as the artist gears up for the release of his hotly anticipated EP Manic Party later this year.



Tedy (real name Ted Andreville) was born in Haiti in 1991, immigrating with his parents and two sisters, one his twin, to Florida when he was 10. The family moved often in those years, before eventually settling in Montreal when Tedy was 17. At 18. Tedy began making YouTube videos as the “Reaction King.” His following grew over time, eventually amassing over a million subscribers. Despite this success, Tedy was longing for more; always obsessed with music, he had the drive to write his own songs. At one point, Tedy felt like he had an existential choice to make: he was either going to make music and express himself more fully or he was not going to survive.

In 2014 Tedy put pen to paper; the result was “Soar,” a piano-heavy ballad that hinted at the pop sensibility that Tedy would continue to hone as he developed as a singer and songwriter. In 2020, Tedy released his EP Boys Don’t Cry, featuring production by Mike Wise (Bulow, Ellie Goulding, Chainsmokers). Early that year, he moved from Montreal to Toronto to begin work on his follow-up EP. This move coincided with the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and an intense personal and creative interlude. Tedy publicly came out that year and spent time reflecting on what it means to be an artist, songwriter, gay man, performer, person of colour, and Haitian-Canadian.

The tracks on his soon-to-be-released EP Manic Party are infused with irresistible hooks, introspective lyrics, and soaring vocals. With incredible A-list production by Big Taste (Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa), and Dallas K (Lauv, Tiesto, Fifth Harmony); mixing by Mitch McCarthy (Olivia Rodrigo, Bebe Rexa); and mastering by Randy Merrill (Adele, Silk Sonic), the album is a hook-driven pop celebration from an artist who has traveled a long road to find his community and himself. Tedy’s nearly 40 million global audio streams and nearly one million followers on TikTok are a testament to his charisma, creativity, and ability to craft songs that speak to people. These fans are ready for new music and to hear what Tedy has to say. And thankfully, he’s just getting started.

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