After amplifying anticipation for its arrival, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist Tori Kelly presents her mega-anticipated new single “missin u,” out now. It marks her official debut for Epic Records.
The video for “missin u” also made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, MTV Biggest Pop, NickMusic, and on the Paramount Times Square billboard.
Produced by and co-written with Jon Bellion, the track finds its inspiration in turn-of-the-millennium R&B with its head-nodding bounce. The track starts with a simple guitar riff and coos as Tori leans in to relive the highlights of a lost love. “We were young/ We were dumb/ Yeah, we had a good run,” Tori sings, skipping toward its huge, wine-fueled chorus. There she declares, “I’m missin u,” her voice soaring over gorgeous stacked harmonies, flexing her signature towering vocal range.
The Marc Klasfeld-directed visual could’ve been a long-lost TRL staple. It opens on Tori as she grabs her headphones and drifts off into a dreamscape evocative of classic blockbuster clips by Aaliyah, TLC, and Missy Elliott with a fresh and fiery twist. It showcases Tori’s confidence, charm, and charisma, affirming her status as a show-stopping 21st century superstar. Full of fun easter eggs, it proudly wears its influences on its sleeves.
The release of “missin u” heralds much more on the horizon. She has embraced herself as a woman, a writer, a performer, and an artist. All these elements converge in the ultimate vision for Tori Kelly in 2023.
Next up, she performs the song for the first time on late-night television Monday, March 20 on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden. Be sure to tune in!
“missin u” is just the beginning of the new Tori. She’s working on a whole lot more music for release very soon.
Tori Kelly consistently captivates with a powerhouse voice, eloquent songcraft, and vibrant spirit. Thus far, the California native has garnered two GRAMMY® Awards out of four nominations. Her catalog encompasses platinum-certified singles such as “Hollow” and “Should’ve Been Us” as well as gold-certified singles, including “I Was Made For Loving You” and “Nobody Love.” Her gold-certified 2015 full-length debut, Unbreakable Smile, bowed at #2 on the Billboard 200, paving the way for the GRAMMY® Award-winning Hiding Place , Inspired by True Events , and A Tori Kelly Christmas . Expanding her influence across media, she notably starred in the blockbuster animated series Sing and Sing 2 in addition to making appearances on Sesame Street¸ The Masked Singer, American Idol, Rugrats, and more. Beyond collaborations with everyone from Lecrae and Kirk Franklin to Chris Lane, Illenium, Jacob Collier, Jon Batiste, and Pink Sweat$, she teamed up with Justin Bieber for “Name” from his platinum-certified #1 blockbuster Justice. Signed to Epic Records, she embarks on her next chapter with new music in 2023.
Did you miss Tori Kelly? Well, she’s back – brighter, bigger, and better than ever.