Torres is the performing pseudonym for introspective and vocally raw indie rock singer/songwriter Mackenzie Scott, a tribute to her grandfather's surname.
Raised in Macon, Georgia, she began singing seriously in high school, performing in school musicals, singing in church, and taking up the guitar. As a teenager in 2009, she moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University. While finishing her degree, she recorded her first album, the self-titled Torres, at singer/songwriter/guitarist Tony Joe White's studio in Franklin, Tennessee. The record was co-produced by Scott and Belmont alum Ryan McFadden and released in 2013. Though Torres didn't make an impact commercially, Scott received attention in the music press for a songwriting maturity beyond her years. After extensive touring to support the album, including opening spots for Hamilton Leithauser and Sharon Van Etten, she appeared on Van Etten's 2014 LP, Are We There? She relocated to Brooklyn for her volatile second Torres album, Sprinter, which was recorded in Dorset, England with producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Marianne Faithfull) and released in 2015 on Partisan Records. Following the success of her sophomore effort, she signed to the British independent record label 4AD, who released her third album in September 2017. Inspired by the writing of Lorrie Moore and Ta-Nehisi Coates, Three Futures reunited Ellis and Torres and celebrated the body's potential for joy. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi