Grammy winning singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and vocal powerhouse Tori Kelly has released her new album, Inspired By True Events, on August 9 on Capitol/School Boy Records/Universal Music Canada. One of the songs on the record "Your Words" is a heart wrenching ballad that deals with the hollowness of loss.
Written about Tori's grandfather's passing, the song not only captures the heartbrokenness that death brings. But it also speaks about our hope in Jesus Christ and the eternal life he brings. "Heaven rejoices/Saints lift their voices/As they welcome you home/Streets are now gold for you/And God is now holding you/And you'll never be alone."
Inspired By True Events follows Tori's 2018 album, Hiding Place, which won the GRAMMY Award for Best Gospel Album while the chart-topping lead single, "Never Alone" (Feat. Kirk Franklin), took the Best Gospel Performance/Song prize. Produced by Franklin, a 12-time GRAMMY Award winner, Hiding Place debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart, earning more first-week streams than any gospel album in history. Though Hiding Place marked a stylistic departure from Tori's work in the pop world, each song demonstrated the uncompromising artistry that carries through all of her music.
Her 2015 debut album, Unbreakable Smile, entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2 and contained the Gold-certified singles "Nobody Love," "Should've Been Us" and "Hollow."
It earned her a 2016 GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist and recognition as a breakthrough artist at Billboard's 2015 Women in Music ceremony. Unbreakable Smile has earned more than one billion cumulative streams worldwide and sold 1.3 million adjusted albums.