Never Broken, we're told, will be a compilation of original tunes "about the struggles we face in life, and persevering through them."
"I am so proud and excited about this new album," Johnson says. "It holds so many memories, mostly because it was created over a ten-year period. From my time spent in Bosnia in 2002 up until my journey here in Canada."
Based on fan reactions to samples of the new songs Johnson has shared on Twitter and across the social media landscape, Never Broken may be her finest original work and vocal performances to date.
All told, it's a fitting finale for the memorable year that was. For the actress, singer, and director every bit as accomplished as she is ageless, 2013 has been a truly banner year.
Having formerly starred in such acclaimed television programs as Felicity and Flashpoint, Johnson once again turned her creative talents to the independent film scene last summer.
In August, Johnson finished shooting her most recent short film called Lines, a comedy that tackles the pressures in society to stay looking unnaturally young.
"Lines is based off a true story that happened to me last summer when I went to the dermatologist's office to remove a mole on my inner thigh, only to be accosted by a youth obsessed doctor," Johnson recalls. "I don't want to give away the entire plot but the experience was so horrifyingly funny that I'm making a short film about it."
Johnson's legions of fans contributed generously to the project's Indiegogo page, raising $46,169 to help produce a film that continues to generate enormous buzz even before its eventual release. And her gratitude for the support received is tangible whenever the project is discussed.
Johnson spent much of the year, however, traveling and attending film festivals showcasing her previous short film entitled BENT, which enthralled audiences with a touching story about lifelong friendship.
Underscoring Johnson's success in the short film genre, BENT was selected to screen at the 2013 Women's International Film and Arts Festival and also won the audience choice award in the 2013 Women in Film and Television-Toronto Short Film Showcase.
Through it all, the Toronto-dwelling actress even found time to star in "Coming Home for Christmas," which arrives on DVD October 29th.
With 2013 rapidly drawing to a close, it has been a year that Johnson can undoubtedly reflect on with abundant pride and a fulfilling sense of satisfaction that only comes to true artists who light the world through the bright glow of their lasting contributions to the arts.