Tori Riann is an emerging recording artist and sing-songwriter, who is rapidly making a name for herself in the music industry. Her unique and inspiring music focuses on mental health awareness with a Christian-based foundation. Tori's writes her music to send a message to inspire and let others know that they matter. All of her heartfelt songs are connected with her own real life stories of dealing with and overcoming pain she has been through. Her music is intended to be a light to someone's dark world.
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"Music gives me a way to help and touch others. It helps me see purpose in what I’ve been through because I get to help others through their struggles." - Tori Riann
Hello Tori! Thank you for joining us today. When did you first discover your passion for music?
Tori: I first discovered it when I was 12 years old. I was struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts but I began indulging in writing and singing and it became a strong outlet for me in coping. It was the only way I knew how to cope and express my feelings. In 2019, I decided to give my musical gifts to God and use it to spread His word and his message alongside my own- mental health awareness.
What three words would you say best summarize your musical style?
Tori: Worship, Inspirational, Relatable.
Tell me about your upcoming album release this May... what is something very special about it?
Tori: I’m excited for my new album “Overcome” to be released on May 14th because it is a combination of mental health awareness and worship. It brings awareness to Christians who still struggle with anxiety, depression, and everything that comes with being Human. You’re not alone and this album covers just about all emotions one can feel when struggling with forgiveness and depression.
Most artists say that through their art they learn more about themselves, heal injuries… in what ways has music helped you?
Tori: Music gives me a way to help and touch others. It helps me see purpose in what I’ve been through because I get to help others through their struggles.
How do you want your music to help other people?
Tori: I want to help people understand that they are not alone. They are loved beyond what they can understand. There is always room for hope and you are never too far gone for help.
What is your songwriting process?
Tori: To write a song I either pour out what’s on my heart and create a melody and title after, or I will listen to a melody or a riff and feel a story off of the vibe and feeling of a song. Notes can tell a story. Whether it’s sad or inspiring.
I see that you are Christian, how has your faith influenced the music that you write?
Tori: My faith has driven me to tell my testimony and how I’ve come so far and come out stronger. My struggles have brought me to God in a powerful way and I want people to know you can go through agony and still find faith and healing. Music has absolutely become a source and main way for me to expressing that and bringing more peace and meaning to my life by sharing my story with other.
What would your idyllic life as an artist look like?
Tori: Visiting Churches, Recovery units, Jails, Schools, Teen programs, etc. where I can share my story and music and bring hope to those struggling or know someone who’s struggling.
You have so many great songs released on Spotify! I’d like to know, do you have a favorite song that you’ve released thus far?
Tori: “Rescue Me” is my favorite so far because it touches both Christian faith and mental health awareness. I wrote this song 2 days after my aunt took her life and in the depths of despair this song brought me closer to God and through my anger allowed me to still talk to him with I struggled to get out of bed. This song is so powerful to me. As a Christian we will struggle with pain but God will be our shoulder to lean on.
Where will you be performing next?
Tori: Fire Escape Café in Weymouth, Massachusetts from 7:30-8:30 PM!
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