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I Wanna Go Under
The Chameleon
Tori Bella', l'm Iooking at your two CD covers, noTORIous
Secrets and TORIOT, and noticed that you have changed as
far as your style and look.  Do you have a particular look that
you're going for when you choose the cover of your CD?  
And, I see that you favor and love Black and White pictures.  
Can you give us a little hint on what
SPLENDID would look
like when that CD comes out?  
"All the CD covers represent
what's going on with my music.  It's like a story you're
following, you know.  For instance, SPLENDID.  That
cover will be totally different than the first two CDs.  Let's
just say, if I had my way, I would go with pictures - all
natural, but you know you have to get all glammed up lol.  
Plus, while I "transform", I wanted everybody to see what
goes into that transformation.  I believe it's important to
show your flaws because at the end of the day, we're all
human right!  Anyway, I've had this idea in my head for
at least two years.  Right now, I can't give anything away,
oops, maybe I just did, but I'm excited for everybody to see
Tori Bella', the most noTORIous Artist, Singer and
Songwriter to come out of Philadelphia, PA.  After receiving a
call at mid- night by another Philly artist,who was signed to a
West Coast label, he asked her if she would come into the
studio to record a song.  Word does travel fast around Philly.  
And, he heard about the then
(Tori Lynn now known as Tori
through a friend of a friend who introduced them.  That
friend told him about her dynamic writing skills, ability to
come up with hooks, and that she could freestyle an entire
song.  He was sold on her talent.  Growing up in a home
where music was played 24/7,
Tori Bella's musical taste
came from listening to everyone from Chaka Khan to Minnie
Riperton and of course,
Tori Bella's favorite, Sade.  This
West Philadelphia native in her own right is no stranger to the
stage or mic.
 Tori Bella' has graced many stages in and
around Philly from being the Opening act for CeCe Peniston at
the Trocedero, South Street Blues, Million Artist March, The
CW Philly, and the cable TV show In Motion, just to name a
few.  In addition to the stage,
Tori Bella' appeared in TV
commercials for Philly's Melrose Diner and HBO.  And than,
along came Radio.  Songs in which
Tori Bella' sang and
wrote from her first album
noTORIous Secrets received
{If I Could Capture Time} and {Listening To The
on WUSL and WIOQ in Philadelphia.  Also Lincoln
University, WENN
in Birmingham, AL as well as her
{Diggitt} and {Heated Groove} on WUSL in
And, if by chance you missed any of her live
shows, it is definitely something you cannot afford to miss in
the future.  This phenomenal Artist, Singer and Songwriter
financed and worked together with Tower Records (South
Street) in Philadelphia, and the Sound of Market to put out her
first EP CD titled
noTORIous Secrets which sold out in
stores in Philly.  
Tori Bella' mentioned to me that the first
noTORIous Secrets, and second album TORIOT are
very different albums.
 “On the noTORIous Secrets album,
I worked with producer Dodd Stocker-Edwards who did the
track for “I Wanna Go Under”
.  As we speak, and to this
day, everybody still loves that song.  It's a favorite on
iTunes.  The second album
TORIOT, I worked with Cee
Knowledge, Doodlebug from Digable Planets, and producer
Kasar Tha Star who I met through Cee Knowledge”.  
Bella's third album titled SPENDID is due to be released
2014.  Tori Bella'
gave me a little insight on what we can
 “It's my ‘truth’ album.  A new look, and I’m just
excited for everybody to hear it”.                         -
D. Tisdale
From what I understand Tori Bella', your Songwriting skills
all came from your love of Poetry.
 How did that all come
together, and eventually turn into songs?  
"It all started with
my love of Langston Hughes poetry.
 When I was a kid, I
use to write my own version of poetry all the time.  Once I
got older, that poetry somehow turned into writing songs.  
To this day, I
can not tell you how it all happened.  It was
just something that I love to do - writing.  Honestly, I was
just writing down my thoughts, and I just kept going with it
to p
erfect my writing skills".
Anthony (610) 809-8115