Australian artist Tones And I has shared a Jonas Blue remix of her international hit “Fly Away,” which is available today on all streaming platforms. Originally released at the tail end of 2020, “Fly Away” has amassed 65 million streams, marking a new chapter in the global phenom’s already historic career, and serving as a preview to her widely anticipated full-length debut.
Following the launch of “Fly Away” last year, Tones And I also shared an alternate version of the song, enlisting the help of G Flip, The Pierce Brothers, Adrian Eagle, Alice Blake and the Melbourne Gospel Choir for a stunning live rendition. The alternate version of “Fly Away” features an accompanying performance video filmed at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, which sees the ensemble backing Tones And I as they transform the song into a brass-filled gospel anthem. Furthermore, Tones And I also delivered a poignant performance of “Fly Away” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Elaborating on the track, Tones And I shared, “‘Fly Away’ is about chasing your dreams, reaching your goals and the realities that come 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 whilst quarantining at home in Melbourne during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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. A year later, she had one of the biggest songs in the world with her global smash “Dance Monkey.”