Capitol Records Artiste Tori Kelly’s new project, Hiding Place, will be released on September 14. The GRAMMY-nominated artist shared the first single, “Never Alone” (feat. Kirk Franklin) – a soulful track that finds hope in the midst of personal struggles. View Tori performing the song live with Kirk Franklin “Never Alone” HERE and Pre-order Hiding Place HERE
Fans who pre-order Hiding Place in digital format will instantly receive “Never Alone” and “Help Us To Love” featuring The Hamiltones. Tori co-wrote and featured on Lecrae’s Gold-certified hit “I’ll Find You,” which won a BET Award earlier this year and is nominated for two DOVE Awards: Song of the Year and Short Form Video of the Year.
See below for the track listing for Hiding Place.
1. Masterpiece (feat. Lecrae)
2. Help Us To Love (feat. The Hamiltones)
4. Just As Sure (feat. Jonathan McReynolds)
5. Psalm 42
7. Never Alone (feat. Kirk Franklin)
8. Soul’s Anthem (It Is Well)
In choosing a title for the project, Tori drew inspiration from verse 7 of Psalm 32 “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,” explains Tori Kelly.
“I want people to feel uplifted and encouraged when they listen. 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, even when you’re in a dark place. That’s what I really believe in, and I want everyone out there to hear my heart.”
“I’ve never seen anyone that’s a monster behind the microphone like Tori Kelly. She’d nail one song in three takes, and all those takes were amazing. It set the bar higher for my whole career,”says Kirk Franklin.
“A lot of artists out there will rely on Auto-Tune or studio tricks, but there’s no button you can push for emotion, and there’s no button for skill. Tori is excellent in everything she does, because she’s a real, pure artist.”