Like her move from Nashville to Brooklyn, Mackenzie Scott (aka Torres) made a crucial shift in sound from acoustic to electric back in 2012 with her self-titled full-length debut. The 22-year old singer-songwriter’s acoustic roots are still there—intimate, rough-hewn and beckoning comparisons to Sharon Van Etten and Waxahatchee—but there’s a new intensity and darkness these days that draws her closer to artists like Angel Olsen, Savages or Widowspeak. The gritty city will do that to you, but Torres throws her heart into the spotlight, channeling heartache and uncertainty into deeply-felt, poignant lyrics profound enough to absorb the joys and sorrows she spills along the way.
Tue., May 6, 8:30 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 30, 2014