Australian global star Tones And I Share New Single “Won’t Sleep” From Her Upcoming New Album
The new single “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.”
Tones And I says about the video, “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!”
The new single 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.”
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.
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.”