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TORRES Announces New Album, Shares New Song “Good Scare”

Silver Tongue Due Out January 31, 2020 via Merge

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TORRES (aka MacKenzie Scott) has announced a new album, Silver Tongue, and shared its new single and opening track, “Good Scare.” Silver Tongue is due out January 31, 2020 via Merge. Check out “Good Scare” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as her upcoming tour dates.

Silver Tongue is her first album for Merge and follows Three Futures, which was released in September 2017 via 4AD. In April 2018, only a few months after Three Futures’ release, in a Twitter post Scott announced that 4AD had dropped her for “not being commercially successful enough.” In July 2018 she shared the new song “Gracious Day.” A version of that song is on Silver Tongue. Scott fully self-produced Silver Tongue, a first for her.

In a press release Scott had this to say about the new single: “Regarding ‘Good Scare,’ I guess I could say that falling in love is a lot like the Superman crawl,” says Scott. “If you’re not familiar with Superman’s crawl, it’s a terrifying maneuver used in spelunking that’s only performed when certain passages are too narrow, so a person has to hold one arm against the body and the other above the head, all while trying to crawl forward. When you fall in love with someone, it’s scary like the Superman’s crawl, but you have no choice but to keep moving forward even though you have no idea what’s ahead of you.”

The press described the album this way: “Throughout Silver Tongue, Scott wrestles with the highs and lows of what ‘being in love’ might mean over heady guitars and swirling synths. Even when singing in more subdued tones, her voice is fervent, her lyrics stirring and unyielding as she draws from both the divine and the everyday. While potent vocal hooks punctuate songs, the knottiness lurking underneath reflects Scott’s real-time processing of her emotions while making the record. This is immediate in album opener ‘Good Scare,’ which details the courage one finds when chasing the person of one’s dreams.”

Read our 2017 interview with TORRES on Three Futures.

Read our 2015 interview with TORRES on Sprinter.

Silver Tongue Tracklist:

1. Good Scare
2. Last Forest
3. Dressing America
4. Records of Your Tenderness
5. Two of Everything
6. Good Grief
7. A Few Blue Flowers
8. Gracious Day
9. Silver Tongue

TORRES Tour Dates:

Sat. Nov. 2 - Durham, NC @ Motorco (early & late shows) *
Mon. Nov. 4 - Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere *
Tue. Nov. 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live *
Wed. Nov. 6 - Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre *
Thu. Nov. 7 - Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theatre *
Fri. Jan. 31 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Sultan Room (record release show)
Tue. March 3 - Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
Wed. March 4 - Manchester, UK @ YES Basement
Thu. March 5 - London, UK @ Oslo
Fri. March 6 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Witloof Bar)
Sat. March 7 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso (Upstairs)
Mon. March 9 - Hamburg, DE @ Turmzimmer
Tue. March 10 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
Wed. March 11 - Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
Thu. March 12 - Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
Fri. March 13 - Zürich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
Sat. March 14 - Torino, IT @ Circolo della Musica
Mon. March 16 - Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up du Label

* = solo performance supporting Superchunk

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