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Time Out Live: Torres performs “Sprinter” and “Ferris Wheel”

Brooklyn songwriter Torres plays an acoustic in-office set of songs from her forthcoming album, Sprinter

By Andrew Frisicano

As Torres, 24-year-old Brooklynite Mackenzie Scott makes indie rock that's a tapestry of tense moments. Her 2013 self-titled debut, recorded in Nashville where the songwriter lived before relocating to New York, mixes distorted sounds with hushed indictments. Torres's new album, Sprinter, out May 5 via Partisan Records, keeps up the high-wire drama, with Scott's voice delivering emotional gut punches over music that goes from library-quiet to a full-on roar. On the record, producer Rob Ellis, Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley and PJ Harvey bassist Ian Olliver assist, but our solo Time Out Live session catches the songwriter playing stripped-down acoustic versions of two excellent new tunes: "Ferris Wheel" and title track "Sprinter."

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