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.
With over 40 million global audio streams and one million followers on TikTok, the Sony Music Canada recording artist, has the charisma, creativity, and ability to craft songs that speak to many.
Sophomore EP Manic Party is 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 new album is a hook-driven pop celebration from the singer-songwriter who has travelled a long road to find his community and himself.
In 2020, Tedy moved from Montreal to Toronto to begin work on Manic Party. This move coincided with the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and an intensely 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, a person of colour, and Haitian-Canadian.
“Enemies” encapsulates the EP’s theme of personal growth. It’s about having the courage to choose what’s healthy and focus on your own happiness, even at the cost of being vulnerable and looking less than perfect.
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