Thursday, June 8, 2017

Torres - "Skim"

We really liked Torres's 2015 album, Sprinter. When I saw her play at Great Scott in support of that album, I meant to write about it (but never quite got around to writing about it) and say that she was really good, but the performance was a bit uneven. That night, Torres was at the cusp of being great, but not quite there yet. Based on her new song "Skim," I'm pretty sure she's there.

"Skim" isn't a huge leap musically from any of the songs on Sprinter. It might get a wee bit more experimental and odd at some points, but nothing completely out of left field. "Skim" just feels different. Mackenzie Scott (Torres's non-stage name) seems to be playing and singing with a newfound sense of confidence and is far more self assured. It reminds me a little of early Tori Amos mixed with St. Vincent. "Skim" is quirky without being too precious. I can't wait to hear what else she's been up to.

You can watch the video for "Skim" below. Torres's new album will be released via 4AD. I don't believe there is a release date as of now. For more on Torres, including just announced tour dates, check out her website.

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