TONES & I SHARES “CAN’T BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

NEW SINGLES “BAD CHILD” & “CAN’T BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME” STREAMING NOW

 

GLOBAL SMASH “DANCE MONKEY” CELEBRATES ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

SURPASSING SEVEN BILLION STREAMS WORLDWIDE

Australian artist Tones And I has shared an official music video for her single “Can’t Be Happy All The Time.” Produced by Ghostie Studios & Tathata Productions and Directed by Grey Ghost (Jeremy Koren), the video is a reflection on Tones And I’s whirlwind year and her multifaceted relationship with success.  Tones And I previously detailed the track explaining, “’Can’t Be Happy All The Time’ is a song about the struggles of rising to fame so quickly and dealing with a dramatic change in lifestyle — the good and bad the comes with it.”

 

Just last month Tones And I’s released her surrealistic video for Bad Child” and debuted a stripped back piano performance of the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.   “Can’t Be Happy All The Time” and “Bad Child” mark the record-breaking and rising superstar’s first new music since the 2019 release of her debut EP, The Kids Are Coming, featuring the global smash “Dance Monkey.”

 

Today also marks the one-year anniversary of the release of Tones And I’s history making single “Dance Monkey.” It not only emerged as the most Shazam’ed single of all time, but has also become the 8th most streamed song of all time on Spotify and the most streamed song ever by a female artist on the platform.  “Dance Monkey” has also eclipsed seven billion streams globally and earned platinum certification from the RIAA in the US, while reaching multiplatinum or diamond certification in fifteen 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 ChartThe New York Times recently detailed the making of “Dance Monkey” in their Diary of a Song video series, speaking with Tones And I about her journey from local busker to global star.  Furthermore, Tones And I was announced as the winner of the 2020 International Songwriting Competition (ISC), the world’s largest and most prestigious international songwriting competition, which received over 18,000 entries from 140 countries.  Tones And I’s “Dance Monkey” also leads next month’s APRA Music Awards with four nominations: ‘Most Performed Australian Work,’ ‘Most Performed Pop Work,’ ‘Breakthrough Songwriter,’ and the prestigious ‘APRA Song of the Year.’

 

This past February Tones And I served up an alternate version of her song Never Seen The Rain” – the original recording appears on The Kids Are Coming EP – which is accompanied by a live performance video.  The expanded take finds Tones And I delivering a powerful and transcendent performance, joined by a choir and three-piece band. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/BxqtS-7GxFM.  Tones And I also showcased her staggering voice across performances of her breakout global hit “Dance Monkey” and “Never Seen The Rain” appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Voice, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Today Show.

 

Originally from Australia’s Mornington Peninsula, 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. Today, “Dance Monkey” has been certified 10x platinum by the ARIA with Tones And I amassing over seven billion streams worldwide.  Tones And I also took home four major wins at this year’s ARIA Awards including: “Breakthrough Artist,” “Best Female Artist,” “Best Pop Release,” and “Best Independent Release.”

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