Released On: Oct 22, 2013
Released By: Capitol Records
20-year-old singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Tori Kelly is preparing her debut album — a passionate pairing of soul and pop that reflects both her lifelong devotion to music and uncommon authenticity as an artist.
A musical purist who began singing at age three and learned to play drums and guitar by the time she was 16, Kelly wrote, produced, mixed, and self-released an EP titled Handmade Songs By Tori Kelly in May 2012 — then saw the EP debut at #6 on Soundscan's New Artist chart and at #9 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. Earlier that same year, Kelly's popularity skyrocketed when a YouTube video of her stripped-down, goosebump-inducing rendition of Frank Ocean's "Thinkin Bout You" went viral.
With the end of 2013 comes the release of Tori's EP Foreword, which debuted at #16 on the Top 200. She capped off the week performing lead single and iTunes single of the week, "Dear No One" on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Catch Tori on tour this month at one of her upcoming show dates.
11/13 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
11/14 - Washington, DC - Filmore
11/15 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
11/17 - Boston, MA - Sinclair
11/18 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
11/20 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
11/21 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
11/22 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
11/23 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity