in Spotify’s Global Viral Chart and #2
in the UK Spotify Viral Chart – Tones And I
is the fastest growing artist in the world
right now, accumulating over 2.5 million daily streams across all platforms.
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Originally from the Mornington Peninsula on the outskirts of Melbourne, Tones And I travelled to Byron Bay early in 2018 to take her chance at busking. Overwhelmed by the size of the crowds she attracted, Tones quit her job to move there permanently, living in her van as she looking for a bigger opportunity in music.
Tones’ rise has remained phenomenal ever since – and now she’s going global. Over the course of just three tracks, she’s already exploded beyond 65 million streams on Spotify alone and closing in on 100 million across all platforms making her Australia’s biggest breakthrough artist of 2019. That reputation is expanding across the continents too, with Tones exceeding 9.8 million monthly listeners
Now Tones introduces herself to UK audiences with her new single ‘Dance Monkey’. It’s high calibre, modernist pop with Tones’ soulful vocal gift giving it a timeless quality. It’s already a smash hit in Australia, where it hit #1 on all of the key charts: ARIA singles, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Shazam.
“I wrote this song about being a busker,”she explained in an interview with triple j. “There were a lot of times when I was busking there were a lot of people in your face, like ‘More, more! Go again, again, again!’ I really respected the people who supported me through busking, but there were times when it was really noticeable that people were so used to being able to swipe to see something different to entertain themselves that the patience had diminished.”
Tones’ massive breakthrough year started with her debut single ‘Johnny Run Away’ which earned unprecedented support from triple j – it soon became their most played track for two weeks running and raced to Platinum status. ‘Dance Monkey’ elevated her to another level, and her third track ‘Never Seen The Rain’ continued her ascent.
All three tracks feature on her debut EP ‘The Kids Are Coming’, which will be released on August 30th and is available to pre-order HERE.
One of Tones’ first shows came at Splendour In The Grass, where she attracted the biggest crowd of an opening act in the festival’s history – with 20,000 fans present when she took to the stage at midday. Her forthcoming debut homeland headline tour sold out almost immediately, and she’s set to tour abroad for the first time with a UK and European tour in November. It includes a date in London at The Lexington on November 15th and at Oslo, Hackney on November 16th.