Tori Kelly has resurfaced with a very solid EP called “Solitude.”
5. DON’T TAKE ME HOME
“Don’t Take Me Home” starts off slow and smooth. By the time the chorus comes around, the song livens up.
“Don’t Take Me Home” is a sweet love song that describes the initial attachment you feel towards someone when you first start dating them.
I like how relatable “Don’t Take Me Home” is. I also like how Tori Kelly talks about prioritizing sentimentalism in the song.
4. TIME FLIES
If you are a Drake fan, “Time Flies” will sound familiar to you.
I enjoyed hearing an acoustic version of “Time Flies.” I also enjoyed hearing the song in Tori Kelly’s voice; she gave it a new spin (It sounds a lot sweeter).
“Glad” is dedicated to that special someone in Tori Kelly’s life ❤️❤️❤️❤️.
Tori delivers her feelings effectively on “Glad.” For those of you that struggle to find beautiful words to say to your lover, you’ll learn a thing or two from the song.
“Value” is a very infectious song. After you listen to it a few times, it’ll definitely get stuck in your head.
On “Value,” Tori Kelly sings about the importance of making sure that you are treated the right way in a relationship. Whether you like the song or not, that is an important message to spread to folks.
Hands down, “Unbothered” is my favorite song from Solitude. The guitar-heavy beat mixed with Tori Kelly’s vocals set the song apart from the others.
“Unbothered” is about living your best life and not allowing the little things to affect you too much. Considering everything that is going on in the world today, I think a song like “Unbothered” needs to be heard.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. VALUE (4/5)
2. DON’T TAKE ME HOME (3/5)
3. TIME FLIES (4/5)
4. UNBOTHERED (4/5)
5. GLAD (3/5)
I have to admit, Solitude was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. It is still not the type of music that I listen to or would listen to frequently in the future, but I can appreciate the quality of the songs on the EP.
If you like good music, you will like Solitude. Because of the way that the songs on the EP are constructed, there’s going to be a least one thing, whether it be Tori’s voice, her lyrics, or a beat, that speaks to you.
Saschael is a Brooklyn native, and currently a senior English major at Howard University. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, baking, being in nature and writing short stories and novels.