Canyon City Shares New Song “Locket” From Upcoming Album

August 7, 2021 BY Nettwerk


Modern folk artist and producer Paul Johnson, aka Canyon City, shares a new song called “Locket,” where delicate strumming and playful piano surround his soft vocals like a hug as he sings about feeling lonely, regardless of whether one is actually alone. The Fort Collins-based artist has partnered with Colorado non-profit “Protect Our Winters” to donate $1 for every pre-save of “Locket” (up to $500) ahead of its release day.

“Locket,” along with previously released songs “Paris” and “Song for Spring,” are the first new songs from Canyon City since 2020’s Circling the Sun, a warm, inviting and sweetly cinematic EP primarily written and produced in household settings, save for a bit of recording at the local Library. The EP garnered critical acclaim, with American Songwriter saying, “Contemplative and utterly minimalist, Johnson’s music puts his heart directly in the spotlight,” and Atwood calling the EP “a soft, tender set of heartfelt acoustic songs full of space, reflection, and acceptance.” 

Johnson first introduced Canyon City in 2015. He prolifically built a growing catalog highlighted by a series of EPs and albums such as Midnight Waves [2016], Constellation [2017], Bluebird [2019] and Circling the Sun [2020]. Over this time, he has eclipsed 100 million-plus streams and receiving acclaim from NPR, Paste, American Songwriter, Atwood and more. Though he started his career in Nashville, he and his wife now reside in Ft. Collins, CO. 

Stay tuned for more news from Canyon City.