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Cool Running Gear You Can’t Ignore 

If you are starting to discover the joy of running, you can enhance your experience by wearing cool running gear. Not only will you look the part and feel more confident while you run, but also you will ensure you have the right gear to maximize your performance.

Running Tops 

If you wear a normal cotton top for running, it will rapidly absorb sweat or rain, so it is a much better idea to go with a short-sleeved or long-sleeved top that has been specifically designed for running. Mid-range to top-range running tops wick away sweat to keep you cool. They also allow for greater air circulation. A good running top needs to be reasonably fitted, but not too tight. Make sure that your top regulates temperature according to your body’s needs.

Interval Timers and Apps

 Interval training can help runners see faster results, so there is no wonder why it has become particularly popular. As the name suggests, interval training involves high intensity workouts interspersed with periods of relief. 

It can be challenging to keep track of when it is time between intervals of relief and running. However, that problem can easily be solved by using interval timers and apps. Interval timers are small devices that you wear. They are lightweight, so you do not have to worry about motion interference. Alternatively, you may prefer to use a timer app that can be accessed via mobile device. Such devices can be useful to keep track of time while you run.

Running Shorts

Running shorts are available in a wide variety of colors, styles, and brands, so choose a cool pair of shorts to make you feel confident while you run. Look at the practicalities of the shorts as well as their fashion statement. Running shorts should be comfortable and lightweight. They should also have the ability to wick away sweat. The shorts should not cut off circulation around your waist nor be too loose.

Running Gloves

Running gloves not only make you look trendy, but also serve a practical purpose too. When you run, blood is diverted from your fingers and hands to the working muscles in your legs. This means that your hands can become very cold when you run. Running gloves keep your hands and fingers at an optimum temperature during cold periods. The gloves should be lightweight and comfortable. The best gloves  are waterproof and have wind-stopping capabilities. 

Running Jackets

 When the weather is very wet or cold, you need to think about more than just your hands. It is advisable to buy a long-sleeved waterproof jacket that has wind-stopping and rain-resistance capabilities. There are plenty of funky-looking running jackets available, but you need to consider more than just fashion. Choose a running jacket that not only keeps you warm and dry, but also has a high-visibility pattern to keep you safe when running in the dark.

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Tasmania’s Great Eastern Drive: An Epic Australian Road Trip

Tasmania’s east coast boasts abundant natural beauty, stunning landscapes, and gorgeous sandy beaches. Taking a road trip along the Great Eastern Drive is one of the best ways to explore the coast, which spans an impressive 176 kilometers. While you can take all the time you want to explore this route, it can also be completed in as little as one weekend.

Drive in comfort

Living up to its name, the Great Eastern Drive involves plenty of driving. A reliable and spacious car is therefore a must to keep you comfortable on your trip. In particular, drivers commonly rate SUVs as practical vehicles with expansive interiors and roomy trunks. You’ll have plenty of legroom to stretch out your legs, as well as space to keep your belongings and luggage. You’ll also need to pack enough water and snacks to keep you hydrated and well-fueled on the road. Bananas and nuts can provide great energy boosts when your energy levels start to dip. Also be sure to bring sunglasses: having the sun in your eyes while driving can cause headaches. Tinted sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun’s harsh glare. 

Begin in Hobart

Your road trip kicks off in Hobart: Tasmania’s capital city. From here, you’ll drive north on the Tasman Highway while enjoying the expansive scenic views. It’ll take you about an hour to arrive in Triabunna, a charming small coastal town surrounded by beaches, hills and forests. Make time to sample the locally-caught fish and chips before taking the ferry to Maria Island (only half an hour away). You can explore the beautiful and peaceful island’s hiking trails, as well as go swimming, scuba diving or snorkeling. When you’re ready, catch the ferry back to mainland Orford, another nearby small village. Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants before unwinding for the night in your hotel room. 

Exploring Orford and Swansea

Start the next day with a hike in Wielangta Forest — the Three Thumbs track is a 2-hour, 4-kilometre loop that passes through dry eucalyptus forest and temperate rainforest. Exploring Three Thumbs is well worth the effort: you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous views over Maria Island, Orford, and Spring Bay. Next up on your road trip, you’ll drive to Freycinet Peninsula, a large peninsula overflowing with natural beauty, including pink granite mountain ranges. Here you can enjoy a number of water sports in Wineglass Bay (think swimming, diving and surfing). If bird-watching is more your thing, head to the Moulting Lagoon wetlands and keep an eye out for the beautiful native pelicans and black swans.

If you have the time, don’t end your road trip before exploring Freycinet National Park — Tasmania’s oldest national park. It has a number of hiking trails of varying lengths, which will give you sweeping views over Wineglass Bay. If you’re lucky, you’ll also spot some of the local wildlife like honeyeaters, black cockatoos, yellow wattlebirds, white-bellied sea eagles, and dolphins.

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5 things you need to know about NFTs

5 things you need to know about NFTs

Non fungible tokens. You’ve probably heard about the latest internet phenomenon that is dominating headlines in the art world and beyond.

Little wonder. Digital artist Beeple sold his artwork for an incredible £69 million ($96 million) earlier this year, while even Twitter founder Jack Dorsey got in on the act by attracting $2.5 million for his first-ever tweet.

If you’re wondering how you can get in on the action on the technology that promises to revolutionise the way we trade, here are five things you should know first.

They’re unique digital certificates of ownership…

A non-fungible token, or NFT, derives its name from the idea of fungibility. Put simply, this is the idea that something can be replicated, or traded for something else of a like kind. A 10-dollar bill is a prime example of a fungible item: there are billions of them in existence thanks to the US Federal Reserve printing them out regularly, which means their value will always be kept to whatever 10 dollars is worth. It can also easily be traded to buy 10 dollars’ worth of goods or service.

A non-fungible item, on the other hand, is completely unique. Take a winning lottery ticket: yes, someone else might have the same numbers as you, but it’s impossible to replicate that ticket at will.

The Mona Lisa is another example. People can copy it, but they’ll never produce the original. This is why Da Vinci’s masterpiece is priceless – and non-fungible.

When somebody has something non-fungible, then it’s natural that they want to certify its validity. This is where an NFT comes in: it’s a unique virtual certificate that is verified by Blockchain. A Blockchain acts as a kind of independent secure public ledger, so that people can see the details of the transaction and who owns the item.

In short, it’s an assurance of authenticity – and people are prepared to pay big money for the NFTs of certain things.

… but people can still download digital copies of an item

It’s important to note that an NFT doesn’t prevent people from digitally copying the item in question. With a physical piece of art, you control where you keep it and who sees it, but people can still download an NFT artwork to their own collection if they want.

The value in an NFT, therefore, is proving that you own the original version of that work, rather than a copy.

So, while a digital copy might be a cool thing to have, its value will never actually increase. An NFT, on the other hand, ensures that a coveted work achieves its true value for being the original.

A good example is an NFT for an album. Fans can download digital copies, but the musician with its NFT is the only one who can claim to be the owner — and earn a percentage of the resales and royalties.

They’re collectibles

Anyone who likes to collect things knows that most of the fun comes from having something that other people don’t have. Whether it’s a rare type of stamp or football sticker, there’s a certain thrill in possessing something special.

NFTs are the ultimate collectible. In the NBA, some of the most memorable clips in the organisation’s history have been converted into the tokens so that fans can buy and trade them. While fans can still view any clip they want, some of the most wanted sell for thousands of dollars, simply so the owner can say they possess it — and potentially sell it later, of course.

The human need to collect things is something that runs deep, something that some theorists say harks back to our hunter-gatherer days when survival meant accumulating as many things as possible. It might explain why the NFT craze has taken off so rapidly and ensure that it continues to dominate the headlines for some time yet.

They could eliminate ticket fraud

Ever paid over the odds for concert passes or, even worse, unwittingly bought a forged ticket? NFTs may make this a thing of the past.

If an event organiser uses the token to sell tickets, they would have a cast-iron seal of authenticity and fraudulent sellers would be unable to replicate them. What’s more, because blockchain allows the NFT owner to verify which tickets are acceptable, they will have the control to reject those that are sold above their face value and prevent the transaction.

This promises to be a huge business with so many major artists expressing their dislike of ticket fraud in the past. Platforms such as Mintbase already allow organisers to easily produce tickets as NFTs and the process is likely to get even simpler over the next few years.

It has led to some bizarre ideas…and will continue to do so

Monochrome Bleu Numérique. It might sound like a French arthouse movie, but it’s just a blue rectangle. Or, to be more precise, a digital artwork of a blue rectangle.

It’s one of many unusual ideas that are being sold as a non-fungible token on Rarible, the website where people can trade NFTs. The artist behind it, Damien Thirst, admitted that it was ‘a bit of a joke’, but wanted it to challenge the concept of ownership in the digital world. It certainly has people talking, and its price was set a 0.3 Ether (the cryptocurrency for Blockchain platform Ethereum), or $1,173 at the time of writing.

Other bizarre NFTs include buyers paying over half a million dollars for a picture of a New York Times column and a similar amount for a ‘digital house’ that is, naturally, impossible to live in.

It’s fitting for a concept that seeks to challenge the way we view ownership. While we can use NFTs to improve our lives, maybe we should accept that there are certain aspects of this technology that we’ll never fully understand.

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Car Sharing Has Benefits Related to Sustainability

The individuals who focus on using car-sharing services sometimes do so because it’s a sustainable choice. While many people focus on the personal benefits associated with ride and car sharing, plenty of other customers care just as much about the broader social benefits of these services.

Reduced Driving

People who need car sharing services in cities like Phoenix should be able to call ahead and successfully get a ride whenever it’s necessary. Plenty of modern customers do use a ride and car-sharing services frequently. However, the people who have private vehicles at home will still probably drive more frequently than the customers who primarily use car-sharing services.

Driving can be a leisurely experience to get off of the house. Some might not have a specific destination in mind. Driving has been a recreational activity for a while by this point. When experts consider the environmental impact of automobiles, they often discuss the more practical reasons why people tend to drive cars.

However, there have still been people all throughout the twentieth century who tended to drive just because they liked to do so. Those individuals usually didn’t consider the environmental consequences of recreational driving. Even if public transportation had been easily accessible and available to them, they wouldn’t have chosen it instead, because the act of driving itself was the point.

Car sharing customers usually won’t decide to get rides just for their own sake. They might enjoy these rides, but they wouldn’t pay for the rides if they weren’t trying to reach a particular location.

While it’s possible to help the environment in many ways, the people who drive less frequently will promote environmental sustainability particularly successfully. Some people truly can’t take fewer rides, but many other individuals can make that lifestyle change.

It will be genuinely difficult to reach some sustainability goals if modern people continue to drive the way car owners did throughout the twentieth century. The widespread use of car-sharing services is helping a lot of people find a viable alternative all at once.

Cultural Changes

In many ways, car-sharing teaches people to focus on the wider impacts of each individual car ride. Many car owners have a very casual approach to driving and operating vehicles. They drive regardless of whether it’s strictly necessary, and they drive because they feel like spending time outside. Some of these people might not mind spending more money on gasoline, even as gasoline prices increase.

It’s easy for people to avoid thinking of the implications of these kinds of actions. For a long time, it’s been normal for people to approach driving in a very individualistic way. However, many people are now trying to modify their normal habits to make society more sustainable. It’s particularly important for all people to use less fuel and energy, especially regarding driving.

Drivers might also feel that unless they use a car consistently and frequently enough, they’ll have wasted money by purchasing the machine in the first place. Those people will be able to hold onto the cars that they do have for longer periods of time if they start using car sharing services, of course. They might be able to avoid buying new cars again for a while, potentially saving a little money.

People certainly don’t need to stop driving altogether to adopt more sustainable lifestyles. It’s common for some individuals to drive for several hours every day. When millions of people have habits like this, it can have negative environmental effects. If millions of people are riding in cars sparingly as they use car-sharing services, all society will quickly use less fuel.

Green Car by Mina Tocalini for 360 Magazine

Easy Ways to Keep Your Car Perfectly Maintained

So you finally bought a new car–or at least, new to you–and you want to keep it running and looking as new as can be. Here are some long-term car maintenance tips that you can use to ensure that.

Be Careful While Driving

Nothing will ruin your car faster than getting into an accident. By getting into the habit of checking your mirrors before you get on the road and making sure all of the turn signals are working, you can see and be seen while maneuvering through traffic.

Fluids Matter

Just like your body, your car needs to have all of the right fluids at the proper levels. Make sure to check the oil at the recommended intervals, as well as check other fluids such as transmission and coolant. When the fluid levels are all properly monitored, the engine operates under much less stress than it would otherwise.

Wash and Wax

While you may not think of washing and waxing your car as a form of maintenance, it really is. By washing your car on a regular basis. as well as waxing it, you can do more than just give a nice shine to the vehicle. You are removing dirt and grime that can damage the exterior of the car. In certain areas of the country, your car may even be subject to road salt that can eat away at your car and destroy the undercarriage. If you are unsure of the proper washing and waxing techniques, you can check out a guide that provides pro tips on how to get the job done.

Watch Your Tires

Driving on balding tires can prove to be extremely dangerous. When the tires have a lack of traction, they can easily spin out of control. If the tires are too worn, they may actually blow out while you are driving. To maintain the tread of the vehicle, always make sure the tires are inflated to the recommended pressure level.

Don’t Ignore the Signs

All cars have warning lights that indicate there is a problem with the vehicle. It is never a good idea to ignore these. As soon as possible after a warning light comes on, take the vehicle into a mechanic or an auto parts store and have them figure out the issue is–otherwise it could lead to a more severe long-term issue.

You Get What You Pay For

While you should avoid shops that overcharge, you should also avoid mechanics that are always trying to give cheap repairs or use improper techniques. Find a mechanic who stands behind their work, but who also uses quality parts to get the job done. Failure to do so may result in vehicle degradation, accidents, and even void the warranty that naturally comes with newer cars. You’ll be glad you went with quality over price.

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MDee Beauty

MDee Beauty has lipsticks, matte liquid lipsticks, and lip glosses developed for every skin type. MDee Beauty uses paraben-free ingredients, pampers lips, including vitamin E, shea butter and avocado oil, keeping lips smooth and moisturized, for long-lasting results. While founder Deidra Smith was choosing the colors and tints, she kept in mind daily life for the everyday woman, regardless of ethnicity. For summer lipstick trends, Deidra recommends using bold reds and sultry pinks, with a pop bright orange and some neutrals. 

She says, You can wear your hair pulled back in a cute ponytail, down curly or straight, with a natural glam face and a natural, yet golden eye. Apply concealer on lips first, along with a red/pink lip pencil for bold look.

Smith also recommends preventing lipstick stains on teeth by rubbing translucent powder over lipstick application or taking one finger in between lips and pulling through. This will remove product inside of lips and prevent it from transferring to teeth. 

Which is the best MDee product for long-lasting wear? Matte lipstick is ideal for full day wear and minimal smudging. What Mdee products to blend? Glosses and lipsticks pair amazingly together. You can match any color for a glam lip slay or  pair a casually glam graphic tee, distressed jean and pump heel for a fierce girls night or sexy slip dress and kitten heel for a hot date night.

For a natural shine, apply one or two coats onto the center of lips and brush towards the outer corners.The product is buildable, so if you desire more color, add another coat. The cost of the lipsticks are $12 and the lip glosses are $14. The liquid lipsticks are $19. 

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Volbeat Announces Exclusive Vinyl Release

VOLBEAT ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN/UK RELEASE OF HOKUS BONUS, RARITIES AND BONUS TRACK LIMITED EDITION VINYL, GET IT HERE

Today, Volbeat announces the European/UK vinyl release of Hokus Bonus: a vinyl-only compilation of ‘bonus tracks’ from special editions of the band’s previous albums, many of which have never been available on vinyl before. The LP, limited to 6K numbered copies, features cover art from long-time Volbeat illustrator Karsten Sand and will be pressed on yellow smoke vinyl. Hokus Bonus brings several songs such as Slaytan, Under The Influence, and Immortal But Destructable to the vinyl format for the first time, and also includes early versions of fan-favorites Evelyn, Black Rose, and Die To Live. We all spend a lot of time in record stores both at home and on tour, said the band, and bringing these songs to vinyl, some of them for the first time ever, brings us great joy. Hokus Bonus will be available on Friday, July 16th and can be pre-ordered here.

Volbeat emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring and a string of seven beloved full-length albums. Their latest album Rewind, Replay, Rebound was released on August 2nd, 2019 and has spawned the hit singles Last Day Under The Sun, Leviathan and Die To Live.  Their latest release, Rewind, Replay, Rebound: Live In Deutschland, features live recordings of songs from Rewind, Replay, Rebound as well as fan-favorites recorded during the band’s sold-out 2019 European tour.

HOKUS BONUS Track list

Side A

  1. Rebel Angel – 3:25
  2. Angelfuck – 1:30 
  3. Ecotone – 3:47 
  4. Lola Montez (Harp Version) – 4:28 
  5. Evelyn (Early Michael Vox Version) – 3:29
  6. Slaytan – 0:59

Side B

  1. The Bliss – 4:43
  2. Black Rose (Michael Vox Version) – 3:58
  3. Under The Influence – 4:32
  4. Immortal But Destructible – 4:35
  5. Die To Live (Michael Vox Version) – 3:03
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Anthony Ramos – Blessings

ANTHONY RAMOS DROPS NEW SINGLE BLESSINGS, LISTEN TO BLESSINGS HERE 

Celebrated actor and singer Anthony Ramos shares a new single entitled Blessings via Republic Records today.

Listen to Blessings here

Powered by upbeat high-energy production, the track highlights his dynamic vocals, slick charisma, and undeniable star power. His voice rises and falls with the bounce before exploding on the dance floor-ready hook, Shawty wanna bless me…Shawty feelin’ sexy… Be on the lookout for the premiere of the music video May 21st.

Blessings follows hot on the heels of Say Less which Ramos released last month.  Beyond tallying 1 million total streams, it attracted widespread critical acclaim right out of the gate. Rolling Stone praised it as an unabashedly steamy piece of R&B, and Billboard declared his seductive, effervescent croon on ‘Say Less’, an atmospheric R&B late-night jam in the vein of the Weeknd. About the red hot music video featuring Ramos’s In The Heights costar Melissa Barrera, Remezcla wrote, Ramos and Barrera let off some major steam. The new music showcases a more sensuous Pop/R&B sound for the artist.

My debut album was incredibly personal and autobiographical, says Ramos. ‘Blessings’ is a celebration of life, a toast to the world opening up, and all the blessings that come with it.

In addition to releasing new music, Ramos recently starred in Calvin Klein’s new Spring 2021 campaign alongside stars like Megan Thee Stallion and Jacob Elordi. This May, he will also appear in HBO’s reimagining of the Emmy Award-winning series In Treatment opposite Uzo Aduba.  He will also star in Lin Manuel Miranda’s highly anticipated big screen adaptation of In The Heights, which will be released in theaters and available via HBO Max, on June 11th.

The Blessings just keep coming from Anthony Ramos. Stay tuned for more exciting news soon!

ABOUT ANTHONY RAMOS

Anthony Ramos was born and raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn and is of Puerto Rican descent. Recently included on TIME100’s prestigious Next list that highlights emerging leaders who are shaping the future, Ramos will soon be seen as the lead in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s highly-anticipated In the Heights feature film directed by Jon M. Chu in theatres and streaming on June 11 on HBO Max. This May, he will also appear in HBO’s reimagining of the Emmy Award-winning series In Treatment opposite Uzo Aduba. In 2019, Ramos released his debut album, The Good & The Bad, via Republic Records. The album received extensive critical praise and debuted in the Top 10 on iTunes Pop Albums Chart upon release. His 2020 uplifting single Stop spoke to the unprecedented times of the pandemic and social activism. This year, the prolific artist will release his highly anticipated sophomore album.

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Mob Rich Releases Debut Album

MOB RICH RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM WHY NO WHY TODAY FEATURING NEW SINGLE FUNERAL, LISTEN HERE

Alt-pop duo Mob Rich unveils their highly-anticipated debut album Why No Why today available here

The album features 14-tracks, including recently released singles, Everything and Nothing, Hell Yeah and Made To Fall, as well as fan-favorite songs, Yoko Ono, Loser and friends* feat. Bishop Briggs. See the full tracklist below.

On their newest single Funeral, grainy radio feedback gives way to a bright and glitchy beat, as the duo’s vocals bounce over a procession of beats and bass. Mob Rich launches into a kaleidoscopically colorful call-and-response before chanting the chorus, This is the funeral for my dark side. It’s the last time. Yeah it’s goodbye. I will burry you deep, 6 foot under my feet. Ultimately, the band waves goodbye to sadness, burying it six feet under.

Mob Rich says, Our debut album is a collection of conversations we’ve had with each other over the years we’ve been friends. Those conversations found a way of turning into songs and those songs became very dear to us. We have constantly been asking ourselves the ‘why’ questions our whole lives, and we can’t wait for our fans to be able to listen to this album and hopefully ask those questions themselves.

Mob Rich has amassed over 50 million-plus streams to date and received praise from Billboard, Funny Or Die, Noisey, Alt Press, Ones To Watch, and many more, with People recently proclaiming, Mob Rich are creating ‘new anthems for the outcast.’ Following their album release this spring, the band will return to live touring this fall—first up is Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival in Las Vegas this September with more festivals and dates to be announced soon.

WHY NO WHY TRACKLIST

  1. Dandy Liars
  2. Buggin
  3. Loser
  4. Hell Yeah
  5. Two Sides
  6. Funeral
  7. Yoko Ono
  8. Lips & Mouth
  9. friends* feat. Bishop Briggs
  10. Everything and Nothing
  11. Sad Boy Sounds
  12. Get High
  13. Lovely
  14. Made To Fall

ABOUT MOB RICH

The music of Mob Rich (formerly Moby Rich) is an invitation. As much as the alt-pop duo’s sound owes to the specific otherworldly chemistry shared by Los Angeles transplants Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger, the charming melancholy, adventurous soundscapes, and big hooks they conjure are built for everyone. Mob Rich makes intimate and bold music destined to build a broader community with kindred spirits. These are new anthems for the outcast. The band’s full-length debut, Why No Why, is a collection of conversations in musical form, draped in an effervescent atmosphere. Careening between wry observations and sharply optimistic affirmations, Mob Rich demonstrates a commitment to artistic authenticity on the record, on the stage, and screens big and small. Straightforward hooks, with flourishes of grand theatricality, collide with existential themes and joyful whimsy. As people and musicians, Connor and Maxwell examine humankind’s inherent need for belonging, the seemingly overwhelming obstacles of anxiety and depression, and feelings of ostracization and otherness. The confessional nature of Mob Rich’s songs, combined with darkly comedic self-awareness, is immersive and pure. Substream Magazine observed, there’s both a carefree attitude and some serious life discussions peppered in. Emotional honesty and a keen sense of humor are vital pieces of the Mob Rich puzzle. The duo draws favorable comparisons to Tame Impala and early MGMT. A rhythmic punch like TØP and a swagger akin to Oasis intermingle in Mob Rich. They count Grandson, Broods, and Bishop Briggs among their collaborators and comrades. Already a staple of tastemaker playlists and radio formats with buzzing singles Get High and Yoko Ono, Mob Rich joined the Republic Records roster via the seasoned A&R maverick behind Ariana Grande and The Weeknd. Big bass and bigger drums are almost always part of the soundscape, with rich diversity built over the top of it. It was inevitable that, given the bond forged by Maxwell and Connor, Mob Rich would explore duality. They’re optimistic that the comfort and confidence they’ve found in shared strengths and complementary differences will provoke and inspire. It’s a phenomenon they’ve already witnessed in their short career and hope to expand.

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Tones and I – Won’t Sleep

RELEASES NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO – WON’T SLEEP AVAILABLE TODAY ON ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS, READYING DEBUT ALBUM FOR RELEASE THIS YEAR

Global superstar Tones And I has released her new single Won’t Sleep which previews her widely anticipated full-length debut expected to arrive this year. Won’t Sleep is available now on all streaming platforms and accompanied by a Tones And I, Nick Kozakis and Liam Kelly directed official music video, which is streaming on Tones And I’s YouTube channel.

Won’t Sleep is an entirely solo composition from Tones And I, reflecting the inimitable idiosyncrasies of her signature style, highlighting her clever lyricism, unpredictable songcraft, and indisputable knack for a hook. Born as a personal antidote to the Lockdown doldrums, Won’t Sleep might just be the perfect soundtrack to reopening the world.

Elaborating on Won’t Sleep, Tones and I shared, I loved writing this song and playing around with the production, the bass, and the drums. It’s a song about me and my friends staying home and partying through lockdown.

Meanwhile, the music video continues what has become a tradition of highly unexpected and unforgettable visuals. Once again, she unveils another side of herself with no shortage of costume changes and unbelievable characters.

Of the video, she added, When coming up with the creative for this film clip, I thought to myself, ‘Picture the most crazy thing ever’ and that’s what I wanted it to be. As with most of my videos, there are lots of prosthetics and different characters, and I had so much fun shooting it!

Won’t Sleep follows on the heels of Tones And I’s recent single Fly Away, which stands out as one of her most personal, poetic, and powerful compositions. Originally released at the tail end of 2020, Fly Away has amassed over 160 million streams with Tones And I delivering performances of the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. This past fall, she recruited blackbear for the official remix of her 2020 hit Ur So F**kInG cOoL, the single version of which has surpassed 140 million streams and follows Tones And I’s standalone tracks Can’t Be Happy All The Time and Bad Child.

Tones And I’s global smash Dance Monkey was declared the most Shazamed single of all time, and officially became the 3rd most streamed song of all time on Spotify making the track the most streamed song ever by a female artist on the platform. The Dance Monkey official music video has surpassed 1.5 billion views on YouTube, while the track has eclipsed six billion streams globally and earned 4x platinum certification from the RIAA in the US as well as multi-platinum or diamond certification in sixteen other countries. Plus, Dance Monkey hit #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, making Dance Monkey the first top five Hot 100 hit solely written by a woman in over eight years. In Australia, Dance Monkey holds the all-time record for the most weeks spent at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, while in the UK Dance Monkey has made Tones And I the longest running #1 of all time by a female artist on the Official Singles Chart. The New York Times detailed the making of Dance Monkey in their Diary of a Song video series, speaking with Tones And I about her journey from local busker to global star.

Dance Monkey is featured on Tones And I’s RIAA gold certified debut EP The Kids Are Coming which earned her four major wins back home at last year’s ARIA Awards including: Breakthrough Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release, and Best Independent Release. Following the EP’s release Tones And I showcased her staggering voice across performances of Dance Monkey and standout single Never Seen The Rain, appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Voice, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Today Show.

Originally from Australia’s Mornington Peninsula, Tones And I traveled to Byron Bay in early 2018 to take a chance at busking. On the first day she had crowds spilling onto the street.&#a0;Tones quit her retail job and decided to make Byron her new home where she lived out of her van for a year, honing her songwriting and busking every weekend. A year later, she had one of the biggest songs in the world with her global smash Dance Monkey.

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