Torres "Silver Tongue" LP (2020)
Details: Torres' fourth album, Silver Tongue, released on Merge Records in 2020. Mint, new stock, sealed.
Description: "Mackenzie Scott’s fourth album is both her most intimate and eclectic. Its best moments are the sound of someone powering through uncertainty until they find their direction again."--Hannah Jocelyn, Pitchfork
"A person whose words are so potent that they cause the people and beings around them to vibrate is said to have a “silver tongue.” It’s apt, then, that Mackenzie Scott—who has spent the 2010s making boundary-pushing pop music under her TORRES moniker—has chosen to call her first release on Merge just that.
Recorded at O’Deer in Brooklyn, New York, Silver Tongue is a full-scale realization of the world Scott has created over TORRES’ last few albums. Even when singing in more subdued tones, Scott’s voice is fervent, her lyrics stirring and unyielding as she draws from both the divine and the everyday. The album fastidiously chronicles the impulses that make up desire—from the dreamy first blushes of infatuation through the slightly terrifying wonder that accompanies connection with another. In between, Scott wrestles with the highs and lows of what “being in love” might mean over heady guitars and swirling synths.
TORRES’ music has long navigated the space between the physical and the metaphysical, and Silver Tongue faces that conflict head-on, examining the ways in which the actions of others can stir up deep-seated feelings and seemingly alter the space in which one exists."
Grade: M (New Stock)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. Good Scare
A2. Last Forest
A3. Dressing America
A4. Records Of Your Tenderness
A5. Two Of Everything
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Good Grief
B2. A Few Blue Flowers
B3. Gracious Day
B4. Silver Tongue