Today, Capitol Records released GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Tori Kelly’s new track, “Help Us To Love” featuring The Hamiltones. The song was written and produced by 12-time GRAMMY winner Kirk Franklin. Stream/download “Help Us To Love” HERE.
Tori Kelly said, “I grew up on gospel music, so the fact that a legend like Kirk Franklin would take me under his wing was just a dream come true. He genuinely cares for people and the warm environment he created really helped me to be able to pour my heart into this song.”
"Working with Tori has been one of the greatest highlights of my career,” added Kirk Franklin. “But it’s more than music, it’s the moment we’re facing in culture where the need for a voice of hope speaks to the healing in her voice and the compassion in this song. I’m honored to be a part of this historic moment in time.”
Tori gave “Help Us To Love” its live debut last weekend, performing at the nationally televised Stellar Awards – a celebration honoring gospel music artists, writers and industry professionals. She was joined on stage by The Hamiltones.
Watch as Tori, joined by The Hamiltones, gives “Help Us To Love” its live debut at the 33rd Annual Stellar Awards, airing on TV One tonight, March 30, at 9:00 pm ET/8:00 pm CST.
The members of The Hamiltones have been performing together since they were teenagers growing up in North Carolina. As the official background vocalists for GRAMMY award winner Anthony Hamilton, they received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance for their contribution to the title song from Hamilton’s latest album, What I’m Feelin’. The Hamiltones will release their debut album later this year.
Following the release of her 2015 debut album, Unbreakable Smile, Tori was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best New Artist category and received the Billboard Women in Music Breakthrough Artist award. Unbreakable Smile, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, contained the Gold-certified singles “Nobody Love,” “Should’ve Been Us” and “Hollow.”
Tori starred alongside Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly and Taron Egerton in the animated film SING, voicing the part of Meena, the shy elephant. She recorded two songs for the accompanying soundtrack – Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing.” Tori can currently be seen performing in the “Songs for All Your Sides” ad campaign for Nationwide, which is airing nationally. View HERE.
[Tori Kelly at 2018 Stellar Awards / Photo Credit: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images]