SINGLE REVIEW: Tori Kelly – Change Your Mind

Tori Kelly’s debut album ‘Unbreakable Smile’ was a soulful, polished and honest collection of tracks that not only saw her nominated for a Grammy but also won over a legion of fans. After a long break, a gospel EP and getting married, the singer-songwriter is stepping back into the pop world with her first single from her forthcoming sophomore studio album. ‘Change Your Mind’ may be sonically back in the pop world but it still crosses over into the soulful and gospel sphere. The song looks at her family disapproving of her marriage and her vowing to not let that affect her choice. “No one ever said it was easy. And I love him, you gotta believe me. No, it don’t seem right but I’ll change your mind, mind”. Lyrically it’s a really strong and interesting song that tackles a very hyper-emotional storyline. But the delivery falls a little flat and becomes a little boring and predictable. There’s no element of surprise or anything that makes this song stand clearly out compared to her other material. It comfortably sits in her discography as a good soulful pop song but doesn’t really breakthrough anywhere else.