Tones And I release new single “Never Seen The Rain”
Fresh from the sensational record-breaking success of “Dance Monkey”, which became the longest-running No.1 from a female artist in UK chart history with 11 weeks at the top, Tones And I shares a new lyric video for “Never Seen The Rain”. The track features on the Australian artist’s debut EP “The Kids Are Coming”.
The new lyric video follows Tones And I’s recent announcement that she will be holding a star-studded concert on January 28th at Melbourne’s 170 Russell to benefit those impacted by Australia’s widespread bushfires. The event, which sold-out in two minutes and raised over $50,000, will donate all proceeds from ticket sales to the Australian Red Cross, Country Fire Authority in Victoria, and the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.
In addition to its phenomenal success in the UK, “Dance Monkey” continues to make a huge global impact months after its initial release. It has exceeded 1.5 billion global streams, having hit No.1 in 20 countries, and has just returned to No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a 22nd week at the top. The track has also reached a new high of No.7 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 following recent Stateside TV performances on The Voice and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Tones And I also shared a stripped back performance of “Dance Monkey”. It follows the release of the music video for “The Kids Are Coming” EP’s title track. The EP also features the ARIA Platinum-certified single “Never Seen The Rain” and the breakthrough track “Johnny Run Away”, which Tones And I originally uploaded to Triple J’s Unearthed, an artist discovery platform for independent music. Within twelve hours, the song was played on Triple J and it became the station’s most played song for two consecutive weeks as it raced to double-Platinum certification.
Originally from Australia’s Mornington Peninsula, Tones And I travelled to Byron Bay early in 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. “Dance Monkey” has since been certified 7 x Platinum by the ARIA with Tones And I taking home four major wins at this year’s ARIA Awards: Breakthrough Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release and Best Independent Release.
Next month will see Tones And I commence her debut UK and Ireland tour. She sold-out The Lexington and Oslo during her first visit, while a second larger London show at the O2 Forum Kentish Town was added after the initial date at the Electric Ballroom rapidly sold-out. It’s expected that Tones And I’s first seven UK and Ireland shows will have all sold-out in advance. Also selling out countless dates throughout Europe and North America, Tones and I’s summer 2020 festival dates are taking shape, with sets already confirmed including Germany’s Hurricane Festival and Mad Cool in Spain.