Praised by NPR, Pitchfork & NYT, Torres Will Perform in Chattanooga 7/2

Jul 1, 2015

Torres sings in the video for Strange Hellos.

Sprinter, the sophomore album by southeastern singer/songwriter Torres, recently earned a spot on NPR's Favorite Albums of 2015 (So Far.)  Torres has also garnered praise from Pitchfork.com, Paste magazine and The New York Times. 

Premier Guitar has called her unusual style of guitar playing "creatively aggressive."

Her real name is Mackenzie Scott.  She lives in Brooklyn, but she grew up in Macon, Georgia in a conservative Christian household.  In this interview, she discusses how her faith changed in college (she got a songwriting degree from Nashville's Belmont University) and how religion informs her songwriting.  Many of her songs feature Biblical themes.

In this interview, she also talks about co-producing her album in England with Rob Ellis and Ian Oliver (known for their work with PJ Harvey) and Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley.

Read NPR's review of Sprinter here.

Torres will perform at Rhythm & Brews on Thursday, July 2nd.  More information here.

Watch the video for Strange Hellos: