Find Your Hiding Place with Tori Kelly
I think that Psalm 42 is my favorite. It has a great sound and is one that would be great to turn up in the car!! All of the music is wonderful. It’s great to hear Lecrae and Kirk Franklin singing with her – those two have amazing voices. Find out more about the album below, and let me know a song that you think that you would like in the comments below.
About the Album:
Capitol Records will release Tori Kelly’s new project, Hiding Place, on September 14. Today, as the pre-order launched, the GRAMMY®-nominated artist shared the first single, “Never Alone” (feat. Kirk Franklin) – a soulful, transcendent track that finds hope in the midst of personal struggles. Fans who pre-order Hiding Place in digital format will instantly receive “Never Alone” and “Help Us To Love” featuring The Hamiltones, official background vocalists for GRAMMY winner Anthony Hamilton. Other guests include Jonathan McReynolds and Lecrae. Tori co-wrote and featured on Lecrae’s Gold-certified hit “I’ll Find You,” which won a BET Award earlier this year and is nominated for two DOVE Awards: Song of the Year and Short Form Video of the Year. See below for the track listing for Hiding Place.
While working on the follow-up to her 2015 debut album Unbreakable Smile –which entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2 and contained the Gold-certified singles “Nobody Love,” “Should’ve Been Us” and “Hollow” – Tori wanted to honor her musical roots by recording a gospel song. Her manager, Scooter Braun, realized that 12-time GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin, was one of Tori’s musical heroes, and arranged a meeting. “I flew out to Dallas and Kirk showed me a few songs he’d written, and I fell in love with all of them,” recalls Tori, who received the Billboard Women in Music Breakthrough Artist award in 2015. “Next thing you know, one song turned into us doing a whole project together. I grew up on gospel music, so the fact that a legend like Kirk Franklin would take me under his wing was just a dream come true.”
Hiding Place was recorded primarily at Franklin’s studio just outside Dallas. Half of the songs were penned solely by Franklin, while the remaining tracks came from a collaboration between the two artists – the first time that Franklin had ever co-written in a decades-long career that’s seen his songs performed by legends like Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston. “I’ve never seen anyone that’s a monster behind the microphone like Tori Kelly. She’d nail one song in three takes, and all those takes were amazing. It set the bar higher for my whole career,” says Kirk Franklin. “A lot of artists out there will rely on Auto-Tune or studio tricks, but there’s no button you can push for emotion, and there’s no button for skill. Tori is excellent in everything she does, because she’s a real, pure artist.”
In choosing a title for the project, Tori drew inspiration from verse 7 of Psalm 32 “You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with songs of deliverance.” “That always stuck with me: this idea of God being a place of safety, a place where you can hide from all the crazy things that this world can throw at us,” explains Tori. “I want people to feel uplifted and encouraged when they listen. I want them to know that, no matter what they’re going through, there’s a God who loves them so much and so unconditionally, and there’s always a reason to feel hope, even when you’re in a dark place. That’s what I really believe in, and I want everyone out there to hear my heart.”
Hiding Place Product Details:
Original Release Date: September 14, 2018
Release Date: September 14, 2018
Label: Schoolboy Records & Capitol Records
Copyright: ℗© 2018 Capitol Records, LLC & Schoolboy Records
Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier.
Total Length: 36:47
Genres: Christian / Gospel
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104 Paid in Albums
#2 in Digital Music > Albums > Gospel
#6 in Digital Music > Albums > Christian
About Tori Kelly:
On her new album Hiding Place, L.A.-based singer/songwriter Tori Kelly honors her deepest musical passion and delivers an R&B-infused, infectiously melodic take on classic gospel. The follow-up to her full-length debut Unbreakable Smile—a 2015 release that premiered at #2 on the Billboard 200—Hiding Place finds the co-star of the 2016 feature film Sing teaming up with 12-time Grammy Award-winning gospel legend Kirk Franklin. With a lush yet simply adorned sound beautifully suited to Kelly’s incomparable voice, the Franklin-produced album includes such standouts as the slow-burning, harmony-infused lead single “Help Us to Love” and the powerfully radiant, full-choir-driven “Soul’s Anthem.”
As she embraces gospel’s boundless intensity and pushes her vocal performance like never before, Hiding Place offers up what Franklin refers to as “hope-pop”—a classification that fully resonates with Kelly. “One of the things I want for this album is for people to feel uplifted and encouraged when they listen,” says the 2016 Grammy Award nominee for Best New Artist, who’s now at work on her next pop album. “I want them to know that, no matter what they’re going through, there’s a God who loves them so much and so unconditionally, and there’s always a reason to feel hope. That’s what I really believe in, and I want everyone out there to hear my heart.”
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