PRAISE THE LAWD: Tori Kelly has gotten it right once again!
I’ve been going hard for the underrated YouTube sensation ever since she dropped her fantastic Foreword EP back in 2013, but unfortunately her post-EP releases have yet to give her the recognition she truly deserves — I’m talking “Nobody Love” and “Should’ve Been Us” — though properly amazing tunes, they’ve done nothing but land her a few award show performance slots (MTV VMA’s, BET Awards, etc).
Now that her debut album Unbreakable Smile has been out for a few months, the big-haired diva has revealed that she is preparing to re-release the LP with a handful of new songs (rumored to arrive just in time for Black Friday)! “Hollow,” which just made its debut last night (October 21), is the soaring follow-up to “Should’ve Been Us” off the upcoming re-release – and it’s a proper SMASH!
Striding into the speakers with gentle piano chords, Tori supplies us with a full-bodied, super grown up mid-tempo power ballad of mega-proportions: That chorus is just, like, whooooooosh: “So hold me/ Wrap me in love, fill up my cup/ Empty and only your love can fill up my cup/ Cause I’m hollow/ Yeah, I’m hollow,” the pop princess belts. (It’s really more of a “CAUSE I’M HOOLLLLOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW”)
It’s so nice to hear Tori showcase her voice like this. She’s wailing! And coupled with those magnificent bells chiming in the distance and the crashing drums, it’s all so massive and glorious. You nailed it, Miss Tori!
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