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Tones and I: From YouTube Busker to 'Dance Monkey' Hitmaker

Tones and I: From YouTube Busker to ‘Dance Monkey’ Hitmaker

5/29/2020 8:23:00 AM

Tones and I: From YouTube Busker to ‘Dance Monkey’ Hitmaker

How the Aussie singer scored a billion-streamed smash, and what she’s planning next

Giulia Giannini McGauran*You’ve probably heard at least a snippet of “Dance Monkey,” the billion-streamed hit from 2019 by Australian artistTones and I. But when Toni Watson first heard that her song was becoming a global smash, she had one question: What is a music chart?

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“I never knew there were music charts before I released my music [online],” she says. “I never looked at charts or anything. I just listened to the music that I liked.”Tones’ unfamiliarity with the industry only makes her success story even more remarkable. A self-taught producer, the 26-year-old began making her own music while working retail and living week-to-week in Melbourne. She found a niche in combining piano melodies with electronic beats, a now-ubiquitous sound in pop music that she says she personally was drawn to after hearing the work of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (“purely because of the concepts and ideas and how well they relate emotions”).

Tones learned how to sing on her own as well, often bypassing traditional methods of vocal training. Years later, when she finally took proper singing lessons and failed her scales, she recalls that her vocal coach told her that she simply didn’t have any range. “And then she was like, ‘Just play me a song on the piano,’” she says, “and I hit all the same notes in a different kind of voice.” It was that distinct voice — raspy yet belting, somewhat akin to that of fellow Australian vocalist Sia — that may have foreshadowed Tones’ winning streak.

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