Tori Kelly’s Dreams Come True On Unbreakable Smile

 
 
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Born in 1992, Victoria “Tori” Kelly is an american singer and songwriter who after gaining viral exposure by singing cover songs of artists like Frank Ocean on youtube, followed through to pursue her lifelong dream of musical fame on television programs like Star Search, Americas Most Talented Kids, and even American Idol where she would cover other major figures like Christina Aguilera.

Finally just taking the initiative under her own roof, Tori wrote, produced, engineers & recorded her own debut EP Handmade Songs, which she released under her own label: Toraay Records.  Truly a feat, this intimate introduction skyrocketed to the Top 10 Pop charts on iTunes as well as landed at #9 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart.  Following this exposure, Tori performed in support for the likes of Ed Sheeran (who would later go on to appear on her new record,) perform for charity & even have one of her songs picked up by The Wanted.  Eventually, Capitol Records came knocking… which even though an incredible opportunity, this was a move that Tori was initially nervous about.  Ultimately, these feelings & apprehensions translated into more songs.  Her second EP – Foreword – was released on 2013 and the rest has been history.

Tori Kelly was elated to talk about her forthcoming full lengthm Unbreakable Smile.

My whole live even as a kid the number 1 dream was to put out a full length album … I’ve put so much of myself into my songs and they’re like my little babies – Tori Kelly

Touching on subjects from relationships, heartbreak and the simple “life songs” as Tori calls them.  Her biggest saving grace was being surrounded by supportive and nuturing people & co-workers such as Max Martin & Claude Kelly to help her overcome the challenges of working in the cut-throat music industry.
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1. “Where I Belong (Intro)”
2. “Unbreakable Smile”
3. “Nobody Love”
4. “Expensive” (featuring Daye Jack)
5. “Should’ve Been Us”
6. “First Heartbreak”
7. “I Was Made for Loving You” (featuring Ed Sheeran)
8. “City Dove”
9. “Talk”
10. “Funny (live)”
11. “Art of Letting
12. “California Lovers” (featuring LL Cool J)
13. “Falling Slow”
14. “Anyway”

Unbreakable Smile iTunes pre-order

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Tori is on tour now until and through her album release party taking place at the Best Buy Theater in NYC on June 23.

Also on the bill are none other than our old friend Us the Duo (watch their Last.fm Original ‘Last Word’ episode here)

 
Unbreakable Smile Lyrics
La da da da dee, you're not breaking me
La de da da da

Somebody told me fame is a disease
You start singing the blues when you start seeing the green
 

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