Australian singer Tones and I topped the world charts in 2019 with her song ‘Dance Monkey’. He did not remain silent afterwards about Tones and I, the stage name for Toni Watson. After releasing several successful singles and EPs, she has now released her first album: Welcome to the Madhouse.
Before we got to know Tones and I, she was a street musician in Australia. With only her ring station and her computer, she was able to attract the audience with ease. Also on her debut album “Welcome to the Madhouse”. The album has been mass-produced digitally. There are hardly any sounds to be heard. But that’s also exactly what you should expect from Tones and I. With the addition of her exemplary voice, the singer has her unique voice that made for such a good and amazing album.
The title song “Welcome to the madhouse” opens the album. The dancing drums, the catchy singing, the unique sound of the beats, and I’m all passing through. In addition, the theme of the album was also introduced: a crazy house of styles and sounds with his personal and sometimes unusual lyrics. very good work. Besides the opening track, “Madhouse” can be heard on the creepy “Children’s Play” and the closing track “Bars (RIP T)”.
After the opening, several cheerful and dancing songs pass. The two previously released singles “Won’t Sleep” and “Fly Away”, among others, create a good atmosphere here. This is by far the strongest part of the album, although the second half is definitely not inferior to it.
It was already known that Tones and I had a unique voice. Not known to have also had an incredible range with this one. Phonetically she is very powerful on this album. Especially in the song Just a Mess where she sings so low and loud and seems to get the hits very easily.
Hidden among blissful melodies, Tones and I sing about her perception of the reality in which she now finds herself. Her sudden worldwide fame seems to be casting a shadow over Tones and my mental health. If you have to believe her words, you won’t be able to handle her very well yet. Take, for example, the lyrics to the song “Westside Lobby.” She sings about this until she can no longer do what she wants, because now she should be an example to others. I’m totally tired of this. Also commenting that she doesn’t have the right look to be a pop star, she responded with a good sarcasm: “My song has been ranked #1 in over 30 ridiculous countries and I’m sorry if that offends you dear”. She left everything she had suppressed. And all this to a delightful melody with Hawaiian and Caribbean influences.
In addition to her battle with her sudden fame, depression also often appears on the album. For example, fierce lyrics hide behind the cheerful tunes of “Lonely,” “Cloudy Day,” and Tones I’ve also incorporated into the song Power Dark Waters.
The surprise in the album comes at the end. with “Bars (RIP T)” tones and closed their album with a song that had major hip-hop influences. With fast, rap-like lyrics, it could also have been sung by rappers like Cardi B or Nicki Minaj. But surprisingly, everything tones and I.
“Welcome to Madhouse” is a good and fun debut album by Tones and I. After we got to know her voice with other singles, she has now combined her ideas into a complete album. The “Crazy House” I created is full of musical creativity that I can use as and tones for years to come. Her versatility radiates from this album! (8/10) (bad batch records)