The latest release by TORRES
, "Three Futures," will both chill you and make you lean in closer to hear the ill fated love story told by Mackenzie Scott. The singer lays out with a steadiness that builds anticipation for what you know
will be a tragic ending. I actually found myself leaning towards my laptop screen as I watched the video, which features Scott doing housework and strumming a guitar with detachment while looking absolutely dead inside.
Reverberating strings increase the power of the nightmarish, slo-mo spell Scott casts with her throaty voice as she sings, "I hope that you will remember/ Not how I left but how I entered." The "three futures" of the song's title are outlined cryptically, creating further anticipation and mystique in the song. Based on the ending scene of the video and Scott's comment that the upcoming Three Futures
album is to explore the theme of "using the body that each of us has been given as a mechanism of joy," she seems to be saying that, whatever the details of the love story her latest song alludes to, it was best for her to end it. That and the hazy sound of TORRES's newest release are two things I can definitely get down with.