9 Tori Kelly 'Unbreakable Smile' Lyrics That Prove She's A Seriously Talented Songwriter — LISTEN
It's been a long wait, but Tori Kelly's new album, Unbreakable Smile , is finally here. The 22-year-old singer-songwriter first grabbed my attention with her infectious Max Martin–produced single, "Nobody Love," back in February, and I’ve been hooked on her music ever since. Not only does the former YouTube sensation have an incredible voice (and when I say incredible, I mean incredible), she actually has something to say, and that’s really refreshing (and rare — especially for a new artist). Tori Kelly delivers her Unbreakable Smile lyrics with passion and honesty — no song sounds forced or fake. That's a skill that can't easily be taught. More often than not, that's a skill people are born with.
Unbreakable Smile isn't a perfect album by any means — there are definitely a few missteps along the way — but it's a tremendous showcase of Kelly's songwriting talent. According to the iTunes composer credits, she co-wrote all 16 tracks that appear on the LP's deluxe edition. That's pretty impressive! I look forward to watching her career continue to grow. Something tells me Kelly’s going to be around for a long, long time.
Here are the best lyrics from Tori Kelly’s Unbreakable Smile (in no particular order):
"So, call me boring, call me cookie-cutter/Call me what you want/And matter fact, just say it loud and don't st-stutter/'Cause I know who I am/Yeah, I'm still the same/Just a California girl with big dreams..."
"Should've Been Us"
"Back and forth, like a tug-of-war/What's it all for?/Do I want it back?/I still got a little flame for ya/Even though you drove me mad..."
"I Was Made For Loving You" (feat. Ed Sheeran)
"A dangerous plan, just this time/A stranger's hand clutched in mine/I'll take this chance, so call me blind/I've been waiting all my life..."
"If you lose your soul, you lose it all/If you're at the top, then brace for the fall/Surrounded by faces, but no one to call/Funny how it all goes around..."
"Don't ask me what's wrong or right/I don't even know the time/All I know is I'm holdin' on..."
"California Lovers" (feat. LL Cool J)
"I'll be cool with it, done with it/You're never on my mind/Till I feel the heat of you and me/It hits me every summer/Remember when no one else could make me feel alive?"
"People talk, people talk/But they don't wanna say what they're really trying to say..."
"Because I'm up, I'm down/I'm left, I'm right/I'mma be myself all day and night/Whether you leave or stay/This is me, any-anyway..."
"Where I Belong"
"I'm just a girl and her guitar/Trying to give you my whole heart..."
I think that last line says it all, don't you?
Unbreakable Smile is available on iTunes and Spotify now.