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Torres – “Cowboy Guilt”

Most of the songs on Torres’ sophomore album Sprinter are aggressive, confused, and tumultuous. “Strange Hellos” and “Sprinter” boil with barely-masked rage, biting memories and spitting them back in scathing or scornful mouthfuls. “Cowboy Guilt” is a departure from those feelings. It taps into the South’s irresistibly strange hospitality and provides a comforting, playful contrast […]

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Torres – “Sprinter”

Mackenzie Scott and I have a lot in common. We both grew up in a would-be pristine Christian framework that turned to poison fruit in our hand, and we both used running to try to momentarily leave the larger, inescapable confines of our world. “Sprinter” is the title track from Torres’ forthcoming sophomore record, and […]

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Torres – “Strange Hellos” Video

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Torres will release her new album, Sprinter, in May, and we heard the record’s seething first single, “Strange Hellos,” at the beginning of this year. Today, Torres released the Casey Pierce-directed video for the song, and it’s a stunning accompaniment. Torres barely breaks eye contact with the camera as she sings, and at […]