Tonia Shares New Single ‘Afloat’

British singer and songwriter Tonia reveals her brand new single Afloat, the latest single to be taken from her upcoming debut EP, out 20 January 2023.  
I am loving her gorgeous, honeyed vocals which are packed with so much heart and soul, gliding effortlessly over the polished production. Building upon Tonia’s distinctive sound, the singer has an adept skill for diary-style, heartfelt storytelling. Her music is honest, intimate, and revealing, inviting the listener into her most personal moments. Afloat is a song about losing yourself in a relationship, becoming very dependent, losing all trust in your own thoughts and decisions. It shows how one should be honest with their feelings, know what's best for them before jumping in a relationship. This message is wrapped around a soul-influenced pop production packed with lush horns, killer beat, subtle piano chords and warm rhythms that create an overall soulful, laid-back atmosphere perfect for a chill weekend. Check it out below!



Speaking on Afloat, Tonia says:
It sounds like I’m talking to someone else but, with hindsight, Afloat is more a message for myself: I became very dependent on a relationship and struggled to stand on my own two feet. This became draining on the other person and I also hated the way it made me feel. I couldn't make any decisions or think for myself - I lost trust in my own decisions and thoughts.  I have been focusing on really learning to trust myself and truly knowing what’s best for me. All my friends will agree that I always second-guess myself even if what I’m saying is right. I wrote Afloat at the perfect time. It was exactly what I needed to say to someone and also the realisation of what was missing in the relationship.  Maybe I realised slightly too late but I learnt that it is so important, to be honest. Your own feelings are valid even if it means hurting someone you care about.