Wednesday, January 10, 2024

TORRES - "Wake to flowers"

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

TORRES just continues to release music that keeps getting better and better. The musical project of Mackenzie Scott just released "Wake to flowers," which might be her weirdest and maybe her most accessible song to date. This new song is pure art. It's kind of an experimental electronic song with some gnarly feedback behind the whole thing. But "Wake to flowers" has a strong pop appeal to it despite the unique sound and noise base. It's weird, because the song should only appeal to a select few who typically look for music that pushes boundaries, but when I hear this one, it just sounds like the kind of song that could unexpectedly appeal to a wider range of listeners.

Mackenzie Scott says of her new single:

“I’m familiar with the disappointment that frequently follows hope. People are frighteningly resilient. We are regularly optimistic and regularly shattered by the want of something, maybe something that takes all our might and energy and then still doesn’t happen. But have you ever been anxious that things weren’t going to turn out the way you hoped, or maybe you weren’t very optimistic, and then you got everything you wanted? I feel like this happens a lot but I don't hear it acknowledged very much. Everything I have now is something I once fought and longed for—this song is my way of keeping myself aware of that all the time.”

You can watch the video for "Wake to flowers" below. What an enormous room is due out January 26 on Merge Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on TORRES, check out the artist on Facebook and Instagram. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

Wed. Jan. 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *Thu. Jan. 18 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *Fri. Jan. 19 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar *Sat. Jan. 20 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement *Mon. Jan. 22 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) *Tue. Jan. 23 - Durham, NC @ Motorco *Wed. Jan. 24 - Washington, DC @ The Atlantis *Thu. Jan. 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry *Fri. Jan. 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere *Sat. Jan. 27 - Cambridge, MA @ The SinclairFri. Feb. 2 - Paris, FR @ Le Hasard LudiqueSat. Feb. 3 - Bruges, BE @ Cactus ClubMon. Feb. 5 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso UpstairsTue. Feb. 6 - Cologne, DE @ Bumann & SOHNWed. Feb. 7 - Berlin, DE @ PrivatclubThu. Feb. 8 - Munich, DE @ MillaFri. Feb. 9 - Geneva, CH @ Antigel FestivalSat. Feb. 10 - Baden, CH @ One of a Million FestivalMon. Feb. 12 - Manchester, UK @ YESTue. Feb. 13 - Bristol, UK @ Strange BrewWed. Feb. 14 - London, UK @ OsloWed. Mar. 20 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge ^Fri. Mar. 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ^Sat. Mar. 23 - Boise, ID @ Venue TBATue. Mar. 26 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos ^Wed. Mar. 27 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ^Fri. Mar. 29 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord ^Sat. Mar. 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room ^Mon. Apr. 1 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^Tue. Apr. 2 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^Thu. Apr. 4 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada ^Fri. Apr. 5 - Austin, TX @ The Parish ^Sat. Apr. 6 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs) ^* w/ Aisha Burns^ w/ Liza Anne

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