You know Tori Kelly already, but you’re forgiven if you can’t quite place her.

Last year’s “Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly” grabbed lots of attention including Billboard’s iconic “Heatseekers” chart and a top 10 iTunes pop chart placement.  Or maybe you remember her appearing in “America’s Most Talented Kids” at age 12 or getting to Hollywood Week on season 9 of “American Idol” at 18.

Maybe you know her from the viral YouTube channel with more than 56 million views.

Yeah, that’s it.

Everyone has managed to catch a Tori Kelly video by now, especially after an appearance on “The Ellen Show”for the new single Dear No One.  I spent a big part of today with Tori on shuffle, and the “Dear No One” track, complete with a video filmed on location by Brooklyn, has an infectious chorus and showcases her crazy range.  A musical chameleon,  there is something on her Tori Kelly’s “Foreword”, the brand new EP, for everyone.

Ballads like “Paper Hearts” and “Daydream” are gorgeous and showcase even more of her voice than the bouncier up-tempo tracks.  The range among the new five songs is well worth space in your music rotation.

What’s coming in 2014? Maybe that long rumored full album? “I’m just excited to be doing what I love and sharing part of myself through my music. I feel like “Foreword”, the “Dear No One” video and& my tour are just an introduction to what’s coming in 2014,” said Kelly on her way to making “Dear No One” the iTunes single of the week.

“I’m always very real in my songwriting—I’m not trying to put on a mask or hide behind any kind of gimmick,” says Kelly, who lists artists as eclectic as Lauren Hill, Jill Scott, Jeff Buckley, and Maxwell as key inspirations. “No matter what I’m going to do my own thing. So when people tell me that they relate to my songs, or that something I’ve written really connects with them, that’s just the best feeling in the world.”

Have a look at the new video and then find out about her blitzing two week tour opening tonight in Colorado.

Tori Kelly Tour Dates

6 DENVER, CO – GOTHIC THEATRE
8 AUSTIN, TX – CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
9 DALLAS, TX – PROPHET BAR
10 HOUSTON, TX – HOUSE OF BLUES
12 ATLANTA, GA – THE LOFT
13 CARRBORO, NC – CAT’S CRADLE
14 WASHINGTON, DC – FILMORE
15 PHILADELPHIA, PA – TLA
17 BOSTON, MA – SINCLAIR
18 NEW YORK, NY – IRVING PLAZA
20 TORONTO, ON – OPERA HOUSE
21 CHICAGO, IL – HOUSE OF BLUES
22 DES MOINES, IA – WOOLY’S
23 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – VARSITY

Dear No One


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