I don’t remember who initially introduced me to Tori’s music but I’m forever appreciative. There’s something refreshing about her demeanor and her songs actually make sense. About a week ago I decided that I needed to catch up on some of her music and I bought her latest album. It has been the only thing playing on my phone for the past week. This particular song I really like because it’s so honest. While the lyrics speak of regret, there’s still an underlying current of optimism. Tori sings about something that has happened to a lot of people and it’s easy to connect with her words. One of the things that I really appreciate about her style, melodies, and lyrics is that they express true emotion and are reflective of situations that embody the human experience.
I am a fan of Tori’s voice. These days there aren’t a lot of singers who sound exactly like they do in on the CD in person. I can honestly say that after hearing Tori sing live in person that this is one of my favorite covers that she’s done. Not only is this song a classic, Tori makes it her own without overpowering on the melody. She has such an amazing range and control along with the fact that she’s great with the guitar. One of the reasons why I like his cover so much is that Tori almost completely remakes the song while still remaining true to the original concept. This is something of a balance act but Tori pulls it off effortlessly.
One of the highlights of my year was going to Tori Kelly’s concert when she was out here. If you’ve never heard of her I definitely encourage you to check her out. She’s a phenomenal artist who is extremely talented. She did her entire concert with just her voice and a guitar. With all the artists out there who have absolutely no talent, she’s a breath of fresh air. Her songs aren’t over-run by too much instrumentation and her vocals are crisp and clear. And the added bonus is that she writes her own songs and they’re really good. I first heard this song when she did it at her concert and I really liked it. It’s optimistic but not over the top. Just a great articulation of where she is in her life. I can relate.