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TORRES Shares New Single “Gracious Day” and Announces New Tour Dates

Silver Tongue Due Out January 31, 2020 via Merge

Dec 03, 2019 Photography by Michael Lavine TORRES
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TORRES (aka MacKenzie Scott) is releasing a new album, Silver Tongue, on January 31, 2020 via Merge. Now she has shared another song from it, “Gracious Day,” and announced some new tour dates. A demo version of “Gracious Day” was previously shared last year, this is the album version. The new tour dates are in late March and April. Check out the song and tour dates below.

Scott had this to say about the song in a press release: “My girlfriend was trying to leave me. I basically wrote this song for her from the valley of the shadow of death, desperate that she might give me another chance - it worked. I felt like Ebenezer Scrooge after he wakes up on Christmas morning.”

Previously TORRES shared Silver Tongue‘s first single and opening track, “Good Scare,” which was one of our Songs of the Week.

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.” Scott fully self-produced Silver Tongue, a first for her.

A previous press release 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.

TORRES Tour Dates:

Fri. Jan. 31 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Sultan Room (record release show) - SOLD OUT
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
Thu. March 26 - Sun. March 29 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
Tue. March 31 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Thu. April 9 - Austin, TX @ 3Ten
Fri. April 10 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room)
Sat. April 11 - New Orleans, LA @ Santos
Mon. April 13 - Nashville, TN @ Basement East
Tue. April 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Thu. May 21 - Washington, DC @ Union Stage
Sat. May 23 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

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