Singer Tori Kelly recently covered the popular song, “Colors of the Wind” from the hit Disney film, Pocahontas.
People magazine reports the YouTube star covered the 1995 hit theme song for an upcoming compilation album titled We Love Disney.
During a recent interview, Tori Kelly opened up about why she decided to cover the 2o-year-old, memorable Disney song in the first place. Kelly claimed that it had a lot to do with her longtime love and overall attachment to the actual film.
“As a kid, that was my favorite movie growing up. I was all decked out in the Pocahontas outfit for Halloween, I had the Pocahontas mug – I was obsessed with the movie. So I thought it would be cool to do ‘Colors of the Wind.'”
Tori Kelly is not the only singer on the highly-anticipated We Love Disney compilation album who confessed to having a childhood attachment to the song that they chose.
“I always wanted to to be able to sing it, combing my hair with a fork.”
Thursday was apparently a big day for Tori Kelly, especially since her new single “Hollow” dropped the same day as the online release of her “Colors of the Wind” cover.
A lot of Tori Kelly’s fans and followers applauded and commended Kelly for covering “Colors of the Wind” on Twitter.
Colors of the Wind is not enough, can we have a @ToriKelly Disney cover album.
— k. (@ayyokaaay) October 22, 2015
@ToriKelly hi I want to know if you’re trying 2 kill us all off by releasing both hollow & your cover of colors of the wind on the same day?
— Raymond Partida (@reezzyyy) October 22, 2015
So I’m listening to Tori Kelly’s cover of “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas and I have never heard anything more beautiful. Oh my gosh. — l a u r e n ✨ (@Blondie_32195) October 22, 2015
Tori Kelly has come a long way since the days when she was only known by her fans and followers on YouTube and social media.
“I don’t want to ever feel that connection is lost because, especially the fans on YouTube, they really do have such a huge part in my story and in my career, so for me to just build up this following and then turn around and say ‘I’m signed now, so bye guys, thanks for that, it was awesome’ – that would just be wrong. I need to make sure I just keep this indie mentality, because that’s what has gotten me to where I am now.”
On the third installment of the We Love Disney album series, Tori Kelly is featured along with an impressive list of popular singers and musicians from a wide variety of genres and backgrounds.
The majority of the list is filled with pop and R&B artists — including such names as Jason Derulo, Ne-Yo, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Jhene Aiko and Gwen Stefani.
However, according to Music Times, there is also a little country and other genres thrown into the mix as well for this particular album – including Rascal Flatts, Lucy Hale, Jessie Ware, Kacey Musgraves, Charles Perry.
Quite a few audio clips, including Tori Kelly’s version of “Colors of the Wind,” have already been released online via streaming websites. However, fans and followers can enjoy the full album when it is released on Friday, October 30.
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