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Tones and I – Welcome to the Madhouse

Global superstar Tones And I has announced her widely anticipated debut album, Welcome To The Madhouse, which will arrive worldwide on July 16th Tones And I has shared the forthcoming album’s lead single, “Cloudy Day,” which is available on all streaming platforms and accompanied by an animated video streaming on her official YouTube channel. Available for pre-order today, Welcome To The Madhouse stands out as a deeply reflective and personal body of work for Tones And I, with the Australian artist writing the entire album by herself and co-producing every song.

Tones And I commented on the significance of Welcome To The Madhouse explaining, “This album for me is very up and down and reflects the forever changing emotions in me. There are songs on the album that were written before “Dance Monkey,” about not knowing if busking was right for me. There are songs about my good friend T passing away and not wanting to deal with those emotions. The ups and downs of life in lockdown and the mental challenges/struggles. Some songs make me laugh and some make me cry but there is no running theme or vibe to the album – the songs are unique to how I was feeling the day I wrote them.”

Regarding “Cloudy Day,” Tones And I elaborated on the single’s origins noting, “After my friend T passed away I was struggling to write any songs that were happy or that I even liked. I met up with a friend who told me this saying from his late mum: ‘On a cloudy day, look up into the sky and find the sun.’ I knew I wanted to use that as a lyric and the next time I went into the studio I wrote ‘Cloudy Day.'” 

Tones And I Initially laid the foundation for Welcome To The Madhouse last year with the release of “Fly Away,” a poetic and powerful composition which has amassed over 190 million streams with Tones And I delivering performances of the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She followed it up in 2021 with the release of “Won’t Sleep,” which arrived alongside an official music video continuing what has become a tradition of highly unexpected and unforgettable visuals. Both tracks reflected the inimitable idiosyncrasies of Tones And I’s signature style, highlighting her clever lyricism, unpredictable songcraft, and indisputable knack for a hook.

Having had to postpone her global tour in 2020 due to COVID-19, Tones And I will be announcing new US, European and UK headline dates in the coming weeks. For more information on Tones And I’s tour dates and tickets to upcoming shows, click HERE.

Tones And I‘s global smash “Dance Monkey” 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 1.6 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.

About Tones and I 

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. 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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Tones and I – Won’t Sleep

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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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Tones And I – “Ur So F**kInG cOoL”

Australian artist Tones And I has released a brand-new single, “Ur So F**kInG cOoL,” which is available today on all streaming platforms. The release is accompanied by an official music video directed by Nick Kozakis, Liam Kelly, and Tones And I, which sees the singer/songwriter portraying several personas at party as she experiences disinterest with the self-absorbed attendees.

Tones And I shared her inspiration for “Ur So F**kInG cOoL” explaining, “I wrote this song after I went to a party and everyone there thought they were the coolest thing ever and I just thought ‘this is shit, I’m leaving.’”

“Ur So F**kInG cOoL” marks the latest release from the record-breaking and rising superstar following the arrival of standalone tracks “Can’t Be Happy All The Time” and “Bad Child-” the latter of which Tones And I debuted a stripped back piano performance of on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Having recently won the 2020 International Songwriting Competition (ISC), Tones And I continued her winning streak this past Monday taking home the coveted “Song of the Year” and “Breakthrough Songwriter” awards at the 2020 Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Music Awards for her global smash “Dance Monkey.”

Listen to “Ur So F**kInG cOoL” here and watch the video here

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