Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Multiplatinum Artist Tori Kelly Announces New EP ‘tori’
The seven-track project follows the recent critically acclaimed lead single “missin u,” and heralds the beginning of a new chapter for the superstar.
Set for release on July 28, 2023 via Epic Records, it marks the first original body of work from Tori since 2020.
Released this spring, “missin u” saw Tori Kelly embrace an artistic and personal evolution. An indication of what is to come and be explored throughout tori, the Jon Bellion-produced song is an ultra-modern take on R&B, with her soaring vocals ever present. The accompanying Marc Klasfeld-directed, Y2K-themed music video showcases this evolution, with a colorful and high-energy clip that exudes charisma, charm, and confidence. It affirms Tori’s status as a show-stopping 21st century superstar.
In addition to a performance of the single on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the start of this next chapter received critical acclaim. Billboard praised “her signature vocal acrobatics and chill-inducing runs,” while People highlighted her “bold new sound” and how she “expertly channels the bubbly pop-R&B sound and colorful, hyper-real aesthetic that dominated 2000s MTV culture.” In a sprawling profile, Elite Daily called the song “such a gem” and Uproxx highlighted the “vibrant” music video. Teen Vogue may has summed it up best: “Tori Kelly season is here, and it feels wonderful.”
With the imminent arrival of tori, it is Tori Kelly season, indeed.