wo-time GRAMMY Award winning multi-platinum artist Tori Kelly announces her new studio album, TORI., set for release on April 5, 2024 via Epic Records. Poised to truly take over the year in a big way, the news of the album is paired with the release of the single “high water,” out now.
ORI., Kelly’s fifth studio album and first in partnership with Epic Records, represents the full picture of a woman coming into her own. It is something the artist first let fans in on with her acclaimed 7-track EP toriin 2023. That project featured a wide range of musical influences and personal inspirations, weaving together arresting grooves, unrelenting movement, and her love of Y2K-era R&B, as showcased in stand-outs like “missin u” and “cut.” On TORI., she expands on that release’s promise in a way that warrants its all-caps, full-statement title, bringing together sounds from the late ’90s and early ’00s in creative, exciting ways that put perpetual motion at the forefront—with the throughline being Kelly’s strong, versatile voice. It is truly a full 360 vision of Tori Kelly. Period.
Brand-new single “high water” is a resilient call to action that fuses Kelly’s hair-raising vocals seamlessly with a sonic atmosphere brimming with hope for the future. “Something is coming in the morning if I can make it through the night,” she sings over the acoustic-driven instrumental, “whatever comes hell or high water, I know what’s on the other side.”
“I have been working on my next album for the last few years, exploring new sounds & expressing so many different sides of myself. I thought I had covered it all until I had a health scare in July of last year that reminded me just how fragile life can be.” Kelly says. “‘high water’ is about simply holding on and believing that there will be light at the end of the tunnel.”
Stay tuned for the official music video for “high water,” coming soon.
With the imminent release of TORI., Tori Kelly is ready to step into the next phase of her life and career, and she’s keen for her audience and fans to share in that. “Now my hope is that [“high water”] will uplift others in whatever they might be going through and encourage them to keep going.”