Three Futures, released earlier this month, Torres sounds as though she’s coming into her own future — as dark as it may be. Born Mackenzie Scott, the musician released the critically acclaimed Sprinter in 2015 and continues to make consuming, confessional indie pop-rock that recalls Sharon Van Etten and St. Vincent. But now Scott’s voice is louder and more assertive, and the new songs favor distorted sensuality over clear hooks. As excellent as her records are, Torres is known for her live performance — a fire that can somehow burn slow and rage at the same time.
According to singer-songwriter Torres, we are constantly faced with overlapping choices: what you want to happen, what you think should happen, and what will happen. On her third album,