Australian artist Tones And I has teamed up with Jonas Blue to remix her latest single ‘Fly Away’, which is available now on all streaming platforms. ‘Fly Away’ proved to be a smash hit for Tones And I in 2020 with the single now certified GOLD in Australia.
Regarding ‘Fly Away,’ Tones And I commented “‘Fly Away’ is about chasing your dreams, reaching your goals and the realities that comes with it. Being a busker, I obviously had bigger dreams. However, this song is inspired by the way I thought I would feel versus the way I actually feel. I think that’s very powerful, at least to me. It’s about genuine happiness and what we think we need to have happiness versus what we actually want. The truth is we only ever want anything because we think it will make us happy, but it’s never that simple.”
Tones And I wrote ‘Fly Away’ solely by herself while quarantining at home in Melbourne during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Co-produced by Tones And I and Dann Hume, the song stands out as one of her most personal, poetic, and powerful compositions as she confides, “I had dream that someday I would just fly, fly away.” Additionally, Tones And I chose to take a photo with her grandfather for the track’s single art. “It’s a beautiful song, and I knew he would particularly like this one, so I thought it was the right choice. He’s my Pa, and I wanted to have something cool for us to do together that I can look back on. He’s also a boss!”
‘Fly Away’ marks yet another major moment in Tones And I’s unbelievable journey. Earlier this fall, she recruited blackbear for the official Remix of her 2020 hit ‘Ur So FkInG cOoL,’ the single version of which has surpassed 80 million streams globally and broke into the Top 40 radio charts state side. ‘Ur So FkInG cOoL’ also follows Tones And I’s standalone tracks “Can’t Be Happy All The Time” and ‘Bad Child’ – the latter of which Tones And I debuted a stripped back piano performance of on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. On top of this, Tones And I was recently picked by Billboard as a frontrunner for “Record of the Year” and a likely nominee for “Best New Artist” at the 2021 GRAMMY® Awards following the massive impact of her global smash ‘Dance Monkey.’