Pop sensation Tori Lynn is quickly making major strides in the music industry. At the young age of 19 she has already accomplished things that most established artist could only dream about.Her soulful sultry voice has captured many audiences in South Florida while making her mark at various venues and events. I got the chance to sit down with her to learn more about her story. Tori believes that determination and hard work is the key to success, and she’s ready to share her talent with the world.
Let our readers know who you are and where you are from? My name is Tori Lynn, I'm 19 years old and I'm from Boca Raton FL.
You started in the entertainment industry at a very young age, how did you get your first break? I started off as a dancer first and once I got into singing I knew it was something I loved just as much. As I grew as a vocalist and entertainer I started doing shows. With each performance I did more doors started to open which landed me in my current situation today as an L.O.C.(LAND OF CRE8SHON) Recording artist.
You worked with some amazing choreographers throughout your career. what was it like working with the legendary Laurie Ann Gibson? It was truly an amazing experience. I grew so much as a dancer.
Did you always have the ability to sing? Yes, I started singing in pageants at the age of 4
Most people can either dance or sing. what made you want to master both? I've always loved to dance since a young age and I never wanted too give that up so when I started to pursue singing I thought why not take on both.
Where does your inspiration for entertainment come from. were your family members entertainers? My passion for music has always inspired me, but my biggest inspiration is my brother Glenn. I come from a very talented family.
What artist inspired you when you were growing up? A couple of artist that inspired me growing up were Miley Cyrus & Michael Jackson. Michael is an inspiration to a lot of artist. I loved his ability to sing and dance at the same time. Miley inspired me mostly because of her role as "Hannah Montana". LOL
What artist or entertainers inspire you now? Beyonce, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Sia, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Justin Bieber.
You have a very unique sound that channels several different genres, how would you describe your sound and style? There is no way to describe my sound and style. I just have fun doing me and hopefully people can connect with that.
Talk to us about your single "Let Go" feat Omi inspired that record? The song is about letting go of someone or something toxic in your life and moving on to happiness and positivity.
Your beats are incredibly catchy and all have great energy. What producers do you currently work with? Thank you. The Producer I work with is SHO from LAND OF CRE8SHON.
You have managed to build a very loyal and active core fan base. How have you been able to build such a great following? I started building or as I like to say connecting with people at a young age so it took some time. I stay loyal to my fans as they are loyal to me. I speak to them through my music and I'm so humbled and appreciative to have them.
What is your current situation. Are you signed at the moment? Yes, I'm signed to LAND OF CRE8SHON (L.O.C.).
What is your writing process like when you record your music? I mostly write about things that I am going through in my life whether it's past or present. When I write I like to be in the studio or in a peaceful place.
For somebody who has never seen you perform. What can they expect from a Tori Lynn live show? They can expect to have a party. I like to get my audience involved a lot. My show's take you on a roller coaster ride, from high energy records to ballads. It's pretty awesome, so I've been told. LOL
What wass it like recording and shooting the video for 'Young and Free'? it looks like you guys had a blast shooting that video.. We most definitely had a blast shooting this video and what you saw was all real.
You have been blessed to perform at some legendary venues such as BB Kings, Funky Biscuit, and Sun Life stadium. What have those experiences been like? Those experiences are things that I take in and never forget. I am definitely blessed to have gotten the oppertunity to perform at those venues and all of the other places I will perform at in the future. I don't take any of this for granted.
You are extremely active on all your social media platforms. How important has social media been in building the Tori Lynn brand? Social Media is always important. It's the best way of connecting with your fans and networking today.
What advice would you give to young artist or dancers trying to get into the entertainment business? I know this is going to sound cleshay but hard work, you really get back what you put into anything you do I belive. Have a good head on your shoulders, meaning stay positive and always stay humble. Having a good team behind you is so important. Lastly, never give up on what you love to do no matter what you are told.
You have a great work ethic and professionalism for your age. Is that something you always had or did it develop over time? I've always had it and I credit that to my family. I've also learned to grow and mature from different experiences. I will continue to live, learn and grow.
I know that you do a lot of volunteer work through performance and lending your time to different charities. Tell me more about that and what inspired that? I love to make people happy and share my heart with as many people as I can. The inspiration comes from my little brother Glen. He has a rare genetic disease called Cystinosis.
When are the fans going to get a full length album? My EP "Young & Free" is available now on iTunes and a full length album is in the works.
How have other artist in the business embarrassed you? have they given you any good advice or tips? I get and give a lot of love. I've gotten amazing advice from a few. I love making new friends that spread love through their music like I do. I love positive energy. Any advice I get whether it's from another artist or not I always take it in.
I love asking this question to established and upcoming artist. If you could have a dream collaboration with any artist dead or alive who would it be and why? Wow there are so many that I'd love to collaborate with, but I would have to say Selena Gomez. I love what she stands for and who she is as a person.
What are somethings that you want to accomplish during your career? To make people happy and connect with as many possible through my music. Most of all I want to bring awareness to my brothers disesase "Cystinosis". You can go to www.cyctinosis.org
to get more info.
Do you ever feel like a young veteran being that you have been in the business so long? Yes there are definitely times that I do because of how young I started, LOL. But I'm only 19, I have so much more to learn and grow in this industry.
Whats next for you? what projects should we be on the look out for? I will be going on tour next year in January. I'll also be releasing new music. I'm just excited to continue my journey and share it with everyone.
How can fans keep up with the Tori Lynn movement? You can visit my website www.iamtorilynn.com to keep up to date with what's going on with me