CD released: Jan 31, 2020

1. Good Scare 03:35
2. Last Forest
3. Dressing America
4. Records Of Your Tenderness
5. Two Of Everything
6. Good Grief
7. A Few Blue Flowers
8. Gracious Day 02:34
9. Silver Tongue
Label: MERGE
Cat No: MRG707CD
Barcode: 0673855070728
Packaging: CD Regular

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 fourth album, and 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. It's also the first TORRES record produced solely by Scott. After having shared production duties on her first three albums, the latter two alongside PJ Harvey collaborator Rob Ellis, she found the process liberating: "I made exactly the record I want, and it feels very 'me.'"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.

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