October 23, 2015


Tori Kelly Drops Uplifting New Single "Hollow"

Tori Kelly's been garnering critical and commercial success by mixing big time vocals with her throwback-inspired pop on her debut full-length Unbreakable Smile. And the quickly rising star isn't stopping, with an upcoming re-release of the LP this fall. The forthcoming record is led by what sounds like an instant smash, versus the slow-building success of past singles "Nobody Love" and "Should've Been Us."

"Hollow" opens like a ballad with Tori's hushed vocals over gorgeous piano chords. But the chorus soon hits with booming stomps and claps as Tori's vocals soar, setting a very gospel-like feel for the rest of the tune. It's extremely accessible, fresh and doesn't feel late to the gospel-pop trend that surged in 2013 via OneRepublic's "Counting Stars," Ella Henderson's "Ghost" and the Fray's "Love Don't Die"

Kelly gave some insight behind the song on Twitter, revealing that its sound is more than trend-chasing. The star explained that the song is about her faith, specifically a "love song to God."

Look out for Tori's Unbreakable Smile re-release to hit this fall (with hopefully even more soul-stirring tunes) along with what's sure to be another show-stopping vocal moment when she duets with Andrea Bocelli at the 2015 MTV EMAs on Sunday.