Global superstar and multi-award-winning songwriter Tones And I has returned with “I Made It.” The new song, which is available on all streaming platforms, was composed by Tones And I for the Netflix Film True Spirit which also sees its global release today – watch the official trailer.
“I Made It” is inspired by True Spirit, which chronicles the life of the tenacious young sailor Jessica Watson (Teagan Croft). When Jessica sets out to be the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world, many expect her to fail. With the support of her sailing coach and mentor Ben Bryant (Cliff Curtis) and her parents (Josh Lawson and Academy Award winner Anna Paquin), Jessica is determined to accomplish what was thought to be impossible, navigating some of the world’s most challenging stretches of ocean over the course of 210 days.
True Spirit is directed by Sarah Spillane, written by Sarah Spillane, Rebecca Banner and Cathy Randall with Debra Martin Chase, Susan Cartsonis and Andrew Fraser serving as producers. Bridget Webb, Vivien Turner, Stacy Clausen and Todd Lasance also co-star in this incredible true story of perseverance and human accomplishment that shows that you are only as big as the dreams you dare to live.
True Spirit Director and Writer Sarah Spillane said, “Working with Tones was a gift. We talked a lot about the themes in True Spirit and I was blown away by how she managed to capture the struggle, emotion, and triumph of Jessica’s story in the original song ‘I Made It’. We also talked about the similar ‘against all odds’ journeys that Tones, Jessica, our lead actress Teagan, and I have undergone so I think Tones really resonated with the story. It was truly incredible to work with all of these inspirational badass Aussie women.”
True Spirit Music Supervisor Linda Cohen added, “We loved working with Tones And I. She immediately took the story and knew exactly what to do with the song. She delivered everything we were hoping for and more. We couldn’t have asked for a better collaborator!”
“I Made It” follows Tones And I’s 2022 single “Charlie” and her feature alongside Macklemore on his single “Chant.” The pair debuted the collaboration on Good Morning America with an electrifying performance in New York City’s Central Park.
Up next, Tones And I is set for a series of Australian festival appearances including Now & Again 2023 (2/18), Vanfest 2023 (3/4), and Day On The Lawn 2023 (4/1). Afterwards she’ll head overseas to join Macklemore on his UK and Europe spring headline tour (April 3rd – May 9th). For more information on Tones And I’s tour dates and tickets to upcoming shows, visit www.tonesandi.com.