Torres: One Universe Blues

  [caption id="attachment_195782" align="alignnone" width="768"] Photo by Ashley Connor[/caption] We weren’t sure when we’d hear new music from Mackenzie Scott — better known as Torres — again after the release of her brilliant 2015 album Sprinter, but it turns out the time has come sooner than later. The Georgia native-turned-Brooklynite recently dropped a new full-length record, Three Futures, her third since 2013. Once again, Scott returned to the co-producer role, reuniting with Sprinter co-producer Rob Ellis for another 10 tracks. Recorded in Manchester and Dorset, England in late summer of last year, the album is a rich fabric of emotional highs and lows, covering themes of uncertainty, lust, bitterness, gratitude and nostalgia. Sonically, it’s somewhat darker than Sprinter, but lyrically, many of the songs — though they often touch on heavy subject matter— carry an air of optimism, as though Scott is viewing each topic through a newly discovered lens of gentleness and understanding. “The album as a whole is meant to be a celebration of the body as a mechanism of joy and all that comes with it, even the sorrow,” says Scott. Title track “Three Futures” is a perfect representation of that sentiment. It’s a powerful look back…

To view this content,

Join Today

or Sign In

The Benefits of Membership:

  • Subscription to the American Songwriter Print Magazine
  • Access to all Feature Magazine Content Online
  • Access to Print Edition Archives
  • Premium content in our Songwriter U section
  • Discounts on vinyl, Songwriter services, and other American Songwriter Partners
  • Exclusive access to members-only contests and giveaways
Click to Join

We've started an American Songwriter membership! Click here to learn more.