Two-time Grammy winner Tori Kelly has used her time in quarantine to record a new EP Solitude which will be out on August 14. The singer announced the news at the same time when she released a cover of Drake’s “Time Flies.”
“I’ve never been more thankful for my home studio than I have during this season of being quarantined,” says Kelly. “In some ways, it felt like I was going back to my roots, when I would be in my room, making songs and posting covers on YouTube. A lot of change has happened since my last album, so it felt great to just freely write what was on my heart and be inspired by different stories. I had so much fun creating this EP and I’m excited to share this new chapter of my music.”
The EP will feature five-tracks written by Kelly and recorded in her house. It will feature an R&B inspired sound. She worked remotely with producers Monro, Spencer Stewart, and Stint to complete “Value” and “Don’t Take Me Home” and also collaborated with writers Chloe George and Micah Premnath and producer Jorgen Odegard (Imagine Dragons, P!nk, Adam Lambert).
“A lot of change has happened since my last album, so it felt great to just freely write what was on my heart and be inspired by different stories,” Kelly says. “I had so much fun creating this EP, and I’m excited to share this new chapter of my music.”Meanwhile, Kelly has maintained a busy online performance schedule during quarantine. In late spring, she launched a popular Instagram Live series dubbed “QuaranTEA with Tori” featuring special guests like Demi Lovato, JoJo, and Alessia Cara.
Watch her cover of “Time Flies” below.
2. Don’t Take Me Home
3. Time Flies (Drake Cover)