Johanna Telander

Finnish-American Singer-Songwriter, Composer-Lyricist

Johanna Telander is a Finnish-American composer, writer and performer best known for  her debut work, Kalevala, the musical.  (book, music, lyrics.)  Kalevala The Musicals concept album has reached wide international acclaim, having been listened to in over 80 countries and having gained thousands of fans in and outside of theatre communities. Other career highlights include her performance with Residente and Bad Bunny on the “Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” as well as appearances on television shows such as 30Rock and White Collar. Johanna is also a published poet, an occasional harpist, a hands-on mom, a nature enthusiast and an active supporter of education in her community.

For You to Know

This sultry soul pop track draws influence from NeoSoul, R&B, Chamber Pop music and 90s Euro Pop Music. Robyn, Ellie Goulding, the Cardigans and Natalie Imbruglia meet with some familiar tingles of the flirty 90s Whitney Houston dance numbers. Also of note is the creative instrumental scoring: adding delectable surprise elements to the listening journey with reeds, to mellotron, harp and organ to a neosoul groove. 

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Press / Reviews

"For You To Know" stands out as a soulful pop anthem, rich with Telander's exploration of self-expression through music and movement.” - Michael Major

The Official Broadway World

Such powerful and yet soft-like vocals that strike a chord. With a mix of soul-pop track with R&B vibes and great harmonies. Love the lyrics in this passionate delivery.” - Power Ace Radio