TORRES Shares Dark and Creepy Video for New Song “Helen in the Woods”

Three Futures Due Out September 29 via 4AD

Sep 19, 2017
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TORRES (aka MacKenzie Scott) is releasing a new album, Three Futures, on September 29 via 4AD (her first for the label). She has already shared videos for "Skim" (it was our #1 Song of the Week) and title track "Three Futures" (it was also our #1 Song of the Week). Now she has shared a third song from the album, "Helen in the Woods," via its video. The dark song seems to be about a troubled girl, perhaps one dealing with mental illness. Ashley Connor directed the "Helen in the Woods" video, which is fittingly creepy, featuring lots of low-lit moody shots of Scott singing the song with ferocious energy, as well as images of her in the woods. Watch it below, followed by TORRES' upcoming tour dates.

Connor had this to say in a press release about the directing the video: "The first time I heard 'Helen In The Woods,' I thought the guitar riff had such an incredible energy - so I told Mackenzie to come down south and we'd shoot something that felt like your face melting off in the woods. We shot on 16mm film and used only in camera effects - we were a couple feral cats gyrating in a barn."

TORRES last released an album, Sprinter, in 2015, via Partisan. For Three Futures she reunited with Sprinter producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey). The album was recorded in Stockport and Dorset, England, and was mixed by David Tolomei (Beach House, Future Islands). Ashley Connor also directed the "Three Futures" video.

Read our 2015 interview with TORRES on Sprinter.

TORRES Tour Dates:

Thu. 9/28 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Fri. 9/29 - WASHINGTON, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel #
Sat. 9/30 - BOSTON, MA @ Sinclair #
Sun. 10/1 - MONTREAL, QC @ Petit Campus #
Tue. 10/3 - TORONTO, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern #
Thu. 10/5 - CHICAGO, IL @ Subterranean #
Fri. 10/6 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
Mon. 10/9 - VANCOUVER, BC @ Fox Cabaret #
Tue. 10/10 - SEATTLE, WA @ Neumos #
Wed. 10/11 - PORTLAND, OR @ Doug Fir #
Fri. 10/13 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Slims #
Sat. 10/14 - SANTA ANA, CA @ Constellation Room #
Mon. 10/16 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ Teragram Ballroom #
Tue. 10/17 - SAN DIEGO, CA @ The Casbah #
Fri. 10/20 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ Kilby Court #
Sat. 10/21 - DENVER, CO @ Larimer Lounge #
Mon. 10/23 - ST. LOUIS, MO @ Off Broadway #
Tue. 10/24 - NASHVILLE, TN @ High Watt #
Wed. 10/25 - COLUMBUS, OH @ The Basement #
Fri. 10/27 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Sat. 11/4 - REYKJAVIK, IS @ @ Iceland Airwaves
Tue. 11/7 - MANCHESTER, UK @ Soup Kitchen #
Wed. 11/8 - LONDON, UK @ Tufnell Park Dome #
Thu. 11/9 - BRIGHTON, UK @ The Haunt #
Fri. 11/10 - PARIS, FR @ Le Point Ephemere #
Sat. 11/11 - AMSTERDAM, NL @ Bitterzoet
Tue. 11/13 - COLOGNE, DE @ Gebaude 9 #
Wed. 11/14 - HAMBURG, DE @ Waagenbau #
Thu. 11/15 - BERLIN, DE @ Kantine am Berghain #
Fri. 11/16 - MUNICH, DE @ Ampere #
Sun. 11/18 - BRUSSELS, BE @ Botanique Rotonde #
 
# = with The Dove & The Wolf

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