PHOTO CREDIT: GIULIA MCGAURAN
Australian artist Tones And I has released a brand-new single, “Ur So F**kInG cOoL,” which is available today on all streaming platforms. The song is joined by an official music video directed by Nick Kozakis, Liam Kelly, and Tones And I, which sees the singer / songwriter portraying several personas at party as she experiences disinterest with the self-absorbed attendees.
Tones And I shared her inspiration for “Ur So F**kInG cOoL” explaining, “I wrote this song after I went to a party and everyone there thought they were the coolest thing ever and I just thought ‘this is shit, I’m leaving.’”
“Ur So F**kInG cOoL” marks the latest release from the record-breaking and rising superstar following the arrival of 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.
TONES AND I - UR SO F**KING COOL (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Her global smash “Dance Monkey” has not only emerged as the most Shazam’ed single of all time and crossed one billion views on YouTube, but has also become the 5th 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 2x platinum certification from the RIAA in the US, while reaching multi-platinum 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 Chart.
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.”