Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tori Kelly Hiding Place CD Review/Giveaway {CLOSED}


Tori Kelly’s new album Hiding Place is an R&B/Gospel album that is filled with beautiful songs. Together Tori Kelly and 12-time Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin have assembled a collection of uplifting and inspirational songs of encouragement. I found myself loving tracks #1-Masterpiece and #6-Questions. However, all of the songs are sang beautifully and accompanied by amazing instrumentals. The album is a pleasure to experience.


A little bit of bio behind the CD

With its R&B-infused, deeply melodic take on classic gospel, 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,” she says. “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.”

As Kelly explains, the title to Hiding Place draws inspiration from a line in one of her favorite psalms (“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,” she notes.

One of the most profound moments on Hiding Place, the hushed yet urgent ballad“Questions” finds Kelly tearfully examining the current state of the world(sample lyric: “What happens when the healing never comes?”). “It’s about trying to make sense of all the dark and heavy things that keep happening, sort of crying out to God and asking, ‘What’s going on? I don’t like what I see down here,’” says Kelly. Then, on the subtly determined “Never Alone,” Kelly recollects her own struggles(“I’ve cried many rivers/I've walked through some pain/Seen my world crumble”)and ultimately re-discovers comfort and peace through her faith.



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1 comment:

  1. I like having a wider variety of artists to choose from that do gospel albums.

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