On Feb. 2, Australian artist Tones And I zeroed in on an acoustic synth sound on the new single, “Dreaming.” This single follows the pop innovator’s bid for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, titled “The Greatest,” which was released in support of the Australia Women’s Football team The Matildas, and subsequent single “I Am Free.”
Dreaming was co-written with Sam Nelson of X Ambassadors and co-produced alongside Nelson and Randy Belcufine. “‘Dreaming’ is the first song from my upcoming album. I maintain my integrity in my stories, which always come from a genuine place of love, loss and hope,” Tones And I said in a statement.
She continued, “I have found myself subconsciously writing about things I’ve never written about before. I let my music go where it wants to go, and I never try to force it in one direction to suit a trend or style.” The artist added, “I hope you like this song and I can’t wait to share more music soon.” The release comes alongside an official music video directed by Tones And I, Nick Kozakis and Liam Kelly.
The subtle dance number arrives as Tones And I prepares to open for P!NK’s 2024 Australia Stadium Tour. Beginning on February 9-10 with gigs at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia, they will explore the continent until the final two nights at Country Bank Stadium in Townsville on March 22-23. She will continue to support P!NK on a string of Asian and European dates in May and the summer months. Find out more about date and ticket information here.
Tones And I Speaks Out on UMG Not Renewing Contracts with TikTok
Last week, the “Dance Monkey” singer spoke out against Universal Music Group and TikTok parting ways. Official songs/sounds from UMG artists of all sizes are unusable on the video platform. Many consider this bad business since TikTok jumpstarted many artists’ careers, including Doja Cat, Ice Spice and Conan Gray.
“If they wanted to make a statement they should’ve just pulled the biggest artist from TikTok with their consent,” she wrote on Instagram. “But to take up-and-coming artists that need this platform off the biggest music marketing platform in the world to me is a shame and makes their job and lives and careers even tougher.”
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