Artist On The Rise: Tori Tellem

Not Your Typical Christian Artist

Tori Tellem (October 15, 1998) is a Christian rapper & singer-phenom, also known as the "Prophetic Lyricist", who is swiftly becoming well-known for her memorable rap/hip hop style, unique, soft- Indie singing vocals & powerful lyrics.

In 2016, Tori released her debut single “Bound Bird” & she continuously manages to take the world by storm with her versatility & distinctive sound in music. Tori is not your typical Christian artist, meaning she cannot be put into a box. From Christian rap, hip hop, indie, pop, worship, jazz, contemporary, soul, rock, etc.

Tori Tellem is unafraid to create from various genres under the Christian/Gospel category. She manages to spread a positive Christian message in a relevant and relatable way...

Tori says... "I'm so thankful for the gift of music because I'm able to tell my story in a relevant and relatable way and encourage others, which I absolutely LOVE!"

In 2018, Tori released her song "Paper Doll", which was followed with the release of the Official Music Video shortly after and featured a life-sized mystical Paper Doll.

In late 2019, Tori released her song "Set It Off", which is a rap/hip hop track with hard hitting bass, catchy lyrics & a powerful message. Her single entitled #Breathe, left the world in awe, with its prophetic lyrics, considering Tori wrote the song about 4 years prior to its Official Release. The song covers topics such as: George Floyd, The Pandemic, Protests & other topics that we are currently facing. 

Tori is currently working on new music and has fans all over the world anticipating for more! Many people try to classify her sound with others; however, it is safe to say that you cannot put Tori in a box, as mentioned previously...

Her music style/sound is so versatile, and you can guarantee to hear something fresh when listening to this rising artist!

Tori believes that “music should come from the heart and some of the best music comes from real life situations, like things that you have personally gone through, things that you notice in society, or even if it's an emotion that you're feeling and you're writing as an outlet. Whatever you write needs to come from the heart because if you don't, you won't feel it, and neither will anyone else."

Tori released the music video for her song entitled "Bound Bird" in April of 2016 on Facebook and received an overwhelming amount of support. Shortly after the success of Bound Bird, she began to work on her craft even more and later released the audio for her hit single entitled "Paper Doll", which reached over 20,000 views within the first week of its release date on Facebook...

As you can imagine, 20,000 views were a big deal, considering that it was Tori’s Debut single as an Independent Christian/Gospel Artist! Now, she surpasses those views and keeps growing every day. Tori is taking the world by storm with her original and heartfelt music. She is working on new music as of right now and is thrilled to see what is in store for her and her career.

"This is only the beginning" says the artist...

The Alabama Native is very humbled, grateful, and somewhat overwhelmed at times by the fact that her music is touching so many lives all over the world.

Tori says..."It's kind of crazy to me because for years I've had all of these lyrics in my head, making songs that I thought sounded cool, hoping that one day I could inspire others with my music. And now it's like all of these awesome people listening to my stuff. It's just like.... wow! God is awesome!"

It is safe to say that we will be hearing a lot more from Tori Tellem.

This rising artist has fans and supporters in Germany, Peru, U.S.A, Brazil, Tanzania, Philippines, Australia, Africa, Portugal, France and many more! Tori has just begun on her musical journey and we are here for it and can't wait to see her flourish more! Everyone is excited to see what God has in store for this artist on the rise in the weeks, months, and years to come.