Tones And I has returned with the brand new single “Fly Away,” accompanied by a music video. The track gives a preview of the artist’s upcoming full-length debut.
Regarding “Fly Away,” Tones And I commented, “‘Fly Away’ is about chasing your dreams, reaching your goals and the realities that comes with it. Being a busker, I obviously had bigger dreams. However, this song is inspired by the way I thought I would feel versus the way I actually feel. I think that’s very powerful, at least to me. It’s about genuine happiness and what we think we need to have happiness versus what we actually want. The truth is we only ever want anything because we think it will make us happy, but it’s never that simple.”
She wrote the song solely by herself while quarantining at home in Melbourne during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Co-produced by Tones And I and Dann Hume, the song stands out as one of her most personal, poetic, and powerful compositions as she confides, “I had dream that someday I would just fly, fly away.” Additionally, Tones And I chose to take a photo with her grandfather for the track’s single art. “It’s a beautiful song, and I knew he would particularly like this one, so I thought it was the right choice. He’s my Pa, and I wanted to have something cool for us to do together that I can look back on. He’s also a boss!”
“Fly Away” marks yet another major moment in Tones and I’s unbelievable journey. Earlier this fall, she recruited blackbear for the official Remix of her 2020 hit “Ur So F**kInG cOoL,” the single version of which has surpassed 80 million streams globally and broke into the Top 40 radio charts stateside. The song follows the tracks “Can’t Be Happy All The Time” and “Bad Child.”
Tones And I was recently picked by Billboard as a frontrunner for “Record of the Year” and a likely nominee for “Best New Artist” at the 2021 GRAMMY® Awards following the massive impact of her global smash “Dance Monkey.” “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.
“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.”
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