Singer/songwriter Mackenzie Scott, better known as Torres, has announced her follow-up to 2013’s self-titled debut. The nine-track offering is titled Sprinter, and it’ll be out May 5 in the U.S. and May 18 in the UK/Europe via Partisan. Listen to the album opener “Strange Hellos” above.
It was produced by Rob Ellis (known for his work with PJ Harvey), with a backing band featuring Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley and PJ Harvey’s bassist Ian Oliver.
Here’s what Scott had to say about the album’s lyrical concerns, which reflect the experiences of her family. (Both Scott and her mother were adopted):
Whether it be abandonment, or fear of rejection, or perhaps inability to connect with people, comes down to that fear of isolation, of not being good enough. Those are themes that have cropped up in my personal life, in my writing, and my mom can definitely understand that herself.
This spring, Torres will be heading out on tour to celebrate the release of the new LP. Find a full list of dates below the tracklisting.
01 Strange Hellos
02 New Skin
03 Son, You Are No Island
04 A Proper Polish Welcome
06 Cowboy Guilt
07 Ferris Wheel
08 The Harshest Light
09 The Exchange