Global superstar Tones And I has returned with her new single "Charlie," celebrating the release with a debut TV performance on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! On the disco-inspired new track, Tones And I sounds bolder and looser as her voice floods the dancefloor with euphoria. Elaborating on the track, Tones And I explains, "Charlie was a song that came out of nowhere, it was done in 3 hours and we wrote the bass line first. It's about missing my dog Charlie and other things. It's a funky jam and I just wanted to have some fun with it."
The new single follows the singer's debut collaboration with GRAMMY award winning, multi-platinum-selling artist Macklemore on the triumphant new anthem 'CHANT.' Tones and I joined the Seattle born-and-based artist on the track's morning television debut as part of Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series in Central Park and is currently on tour with Macklemore for his North American live run with Imagine Dragons.
Tones And I kicked off 2022 with the reflective track, "Eyes Don't Lie," which notably marked the first new music from Tones And I since the release of her celebrated debut album, Welcome To The Madhouse.
Released in 2021, Welcome To The Madhouse debuted at #1 on Australia's ARIA Albums Chart continuing an incredible string of successes for Tones And I. The record details an intimately honest and vivid journey from busking in Byron Bay to international stardom to saying goodbye to her best friend. Tones And I weaves it all together into a moving and magnetic 14-track collection written entirely by the Australian artist with her co-producing every song. The album is highlighted by the single "Fly Away," a poetic and powerful composition which Tones And I delivered performances of on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Welcome To The Madhouse also features "Won't Sleep," which arrived alongside a Tones And I,
Nick Kozakis and Liam Kelly directed official music video, and "Cloudy Day," which VARIETY hailed as "the perfect pandemic anthem" with Tones And I performing the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and TODAY.
Originally from Australia's Mornington Peninsula, Tones And I travelled 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, Tones And I exploded into pop culture's consciousness with her global smash "Dance Monkey," the most Shazamed single of all time, and officially 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.
Since its release, the "Dance Monkey" official music video has surpassed 1.8 billion views on YouTube, while the track has eclipsed seven billion streams globally and earned 6x 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. "Dance Monkey" is featured on Tones And
I'd RIAA gold certified debut EP The Kids Are Coming which earned her four major ARIA Awards including: "Breakthrough Artist," "Best Female Artist," "Best Pop Release," and "Best Independent Release."