Tory Ruperto, an upcoming Los Angeles based pop singer, gives listeners an empowering message with her strong vocals and dance worthy beats on her most recent singles “All Hail” and “What Did I Do.”
On “All Hail,” Ruperto delivers Lorde-esque lyrics about fame and the public eye. She sings of those who prioritize the spotlight and materialism and their “taking out others to be seen.”
The lyrics of Ruperto’s tracks are what stand out the most as she manages to write timely sentiments that are simultaneously not overdone, something often seen in a lot of current music. Her lyrics work well amidst a sea of synth-y instrumentals that would be a perfect backdrop for a driving scene of a coming of age movie.
In her uplifting anthem “What Did I Do,” Ruperto sings “I can’t please everybody, no I don’t want to.”
These words resonate with listeners and the pressure to conform to societal standards before reaching a point of self-realization and only caring about one-selves’ opinion. This message comes during a time of social pressure and turmoil and is reassuring to hear artists reflect on the same struggles that we all do.
Ruperto also gives a standout vocal performance on this track. She sings strongly without ever overwhelming the listener. She alternates between softer vocals in her verses and belt-able lyrics in the chorus. This is definitely a song I would listen to before going out with friends (once we can go out again).
Ruperto’s singles are demonstrative of her lyrical talents and vocal ability and she is an artist to keep an eye on. You can listen to her singles “All Hail,” and “What Did I Do,” on Spotify or follow her on Instagram.