It's hard to imagine a world without Tori Kelly's insane vocals now, but the "Hollow" singer says that she wasn't always so confident about her sound! The pop star EXCLUSIVELY opened up to J-14 about her 14-year-old self, and she says that she struggled to figure out her artistic identity as a teenager, and felt a little bit impatient about it.
"When I was around 14, I was definitely struggling to figure out my sound. Even as an artist, I was so discouraged because it wasn't really happening for me," she told us.
"I would tell my younger self to be patient because it's not your time yet, and just work on your own craft instead of just trying to get out there and make it happen, because it will all happen when it's supposed to."
That's some solid advice! It seems to have worked out perfectly for Tori — her music now is so powerful and unique. All the time she took to develop her sound? Worth it.
Are you surprised that she struggled with her sound? What do you think about Tori's advice? Let us know in the comments!