TORRES – ” Don’t Go Puttin Wishes in My Head “

Posted: May 16, 2021 in MUSIC
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Torres (aka MacKenzie Scott) announced her new album, “Thirster”, its first single, “Don’t Go Puttin Wishes in My Head” via a video for it. She has also announced some North American and European tour dates. Thirstier is due out July 30th via Merge Records.

Thirstier” will be the follow-up to 2020’s “Silver Tongue” which was her first album for Merge following a one-album stint with 4AD Records “Three Futures”. Thirstier was recorded in the fall of 2020 at Middle Farm Studios in the UK and Scott co-produced the album with Rob Ellis and Peter Miles (she self-produced Silver Tongue). A press release says the album “marks a turn towards a bigger, more bombastic sound for Torres. The anxious hush that fell over much of Scott’s previous music gets turned inside-out in songs tailored for post-plague celebration.” The press release also compares the production to that by Butch Vig on ’90s albums by Nirvana and Garbage.

“I wanted to channel my intensity into something that felt positive and constructive, as opposed to being intense in a destructive or eviscerating way,” Scott says in the press release. “I love the idea that intensity can actually be something life-saving or something joyous.”

Scott indicates that she’s in a good place in her life right now and that the album stems from that. “I’ve been conjuring this deep, deep joy that I honestly didn’t feel for most of my life,” she says. “I feel like a rock within myself. And I’ve started to feel that I have what it takes to help other people conjure their joy, too.”

Scott calls “Don’t Go Puttin Wishes in My Head” her “relentless arena country star moment. “Thirstier” is out July 30th, 2021, on Merge Records

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