First Listen: Tori Kelly and The Hamiltones give a song for the ages

(May 14, 2018) Most popular music fans know singer Tori Kelly for her smash pop confections like last year’s big hit “Hollow,” but the singer is much deeper. She grew up listening to Gospel music, and she has the kind of voice that can handle it.

Gospel legend Kirk Franklin has written and produced a new song for Kelly that addresses what Franklin calls “the moment in culture where we need a voice of hope.” The result in “Help Us To Love,” a song and a prayer that asks for almighty help in what the world is facing. And for the song, Franklin recruited The Hamiltones, best known for their work backing Anthony Hamilton. They provide an authentic Gospel underpinning to the song that works great. They all performed the song together on The Stellar Awards and now have released it as a single.

(May 14, 2018) Most popular music fans know singer Tori Kelly for her smash pop confections like last year’s big hit “Hollow,” but the singer is much deeper. She grew up listening to Gospel music, and she has the kind of voice that can handle it.

Gospel legend Kirk Franklin has written and produced a new song for Kelly that addresses what Franklin calls “the moment in culture where we need a voice of hope.” The result in “Help Us To Love,” a song and a prayer that asks for almighty help in what the world is facing. And for the song, Franklin recruited The Hamiltones, best known for their work backing Anthony Hamilton. They provide an authentic Gospel underpinning to the song that works great. They all performed the song together on The Stellar Awards and now have released it as a single.

This song feels like one we’ll be listening to for years to come. Congratulations to all involved, for bringing us a song to both soothe us and make us think. Check it out below.

Tori Kelly feat. The Hamiltones – “Help Us To Love”

 
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