Tori Kelly Life’s Art and Music Seated in Her Heart

Kelly is an Irish name meaning that ranges according to the geographic location from being bright-haired, to being defined as a warrior.

Tori Kelly, whose full name is Victoria Loren Kelly, has encompassed the arts and music to her personal name. Listening to this musician a person comes to realize Tori Kelly Life’s Art is seated in her heart.

Let’s explore this together.


Wikipedia is quoted for this background information on Tori Kelly. One paragraph states:

Kelly was born in Wildomar, California. Her father is Jamaican, Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian, while her mother is of Irish and German descent. Growing up, she was exposed to a variety of music by her parents. ‘I give them a lot of credit for just playing all different genres, and no genre was off limits,’ she said when asked about her upbringing

When Tori gives credit to her parents for playing ALL types of music genres, it helps us to understand further her comfort with different cultures. Being able to appreciate the fine gifts that come from different cultures, in this specific case, music.

As part of Tori Kelly’s career background, we can relate her experiences with American Idol, winning awards, philanthropy and well-known musicians she has collaborated with over the years.

However, what I would like for us to tune in for this article are a few of Tori Kelly’s songs.  Songs that reflects a heart’s joys and in some cases pain. Pain that maybe each of us has experienced in our own way and circumstances.

Have you appreciated over the years that you should never make light of what someone has gone through if it has caused them mental anguish? There are certain things many have concluded that only with God’s help can we truly heal our lives.

In listening to Tori Kelly’s music, I get the impression she knows this; do you too?

Tori Kelly Life’s Art & Music “Hollow”

Take the song Hollow. It was released in October 2015.

This song’s story is compiled of moving sound tones with Tori’s soprano range voice. It seems almost like you don’t know whether to dance or cry (women only) at some points.

In listening to this song, you know there is something missing in this person’s life and the letters L-O-V-E preeminently comes to mind and are mentioned. Many words have been written about love from poets, musicians, and from God himself. One quality of consistent love is its ability to heal people over time. Personalities and outlooks on life will change from negative to a positive view because of giving and receiving TRUE love.

Here is Tori Kelly’s “Hollow”


Tori Kelly Life’s Art and Music “Unbreakable Smile”

La da da da dee, you’re not breaking me.’ Is the theme and marching orders of this song; if you will?

Do you get the feeling this person’s heart has gone through tribulations?  Yes, you do.

Do you feel according to Tori Kelly’s lyrics there is somewhere in the world a person is presently going through the heat of peer-pressure and compromise? Yes, you strongly sense the ongoing dilemma.

But with it all said and done, do you sense the triumphant and resolute stance this person will not be broken? Broken to do what you may ask?

This of course will mean different things to different people. However, in this case, Tori is talking about being persuaded or broken in no longer pursuing good and healthy things. When we talk about good, and since Tori knows there is no desire or reason to be apologetic for believing in Jesus teachings, her life is meant to encompass good. Yes, her thoughts have hope and spiritual significance.

Tori Kelly Life’s Art and Music “The Prayer”

All I will relate from this song is that I think it is beautiful. If this song represents a heart’s desire, what a bright light indeed it can reflect!

Tori fulfilled a dream to sing The Prayer with Andrea Bocelli.

Are you one that feels like you are always praying? Or let’s say you haven’t prayed in years. This song is enough to make you want to stop while looking heavenward, and call out, “Please watch over and help me.”

Here is The Prayer – Andrea Bocelli x Tori Kelly (live in Seattle)


Tori Kelly Life’s Art and Music in Her Heart

Just from the songs selected, it is hoped you can observe, not only observe, but experience the good in Tori Kelly’s music and heart as you would a dear friend.

Presently, each of us may be going through tribulations. It gets difficult at times. Tori intimates through her music she is very aware of the facts just mentioned. All the same, she impresses upon the listener to not give up. With her songwriting, singing ability, and in her personable way, she asks loved ones and a higher power to help us all sincerely.

On a scale of 1 to 10, with ten being excellence in Tori Kelly’s singing style, what would you rate her?

If you state Tori deserves a “10”, you will not receive any argument from me. In closing, I hope you make time for good things in your life and enjoy:

When Doves Cry, Purple Rain and City Dove – Tori Kelly Live @ Fox Theater Oakland, CA 5-19-16



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