TOR­RES Sprinter

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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - JIM CAR­ROLL

Those who dis­cov­ered Mackenzie Scott’s self-ti­tled de­but in 2013 found a singer-song­writer with oo­dles of po­ten­tial, with her sparse torch-songs, sculpted word­craft and heart­break­ing de­liv­ery. It could be time for the Tor­res fan­club to find a big­ger room be­cause this sec­ond al­bum is go­ing to bring in a lot more folks. Again, Scott is pen­ning songs based on ex­pe­ri­ences and mus­ings, but song af­ter song speaks of a huge cre­ative devel­op­ment be­tween al­bums. The pow­er­ful nar­ra­tive be­hind

The Ex­change, the ex­am­i­na­tion of faith on the ti­tle track and the bit­ter­sweet ro­mance of Fer­ris

Wheel all demon­strate that Scott’s aim is al­ways true. Pro­ducer Rob El­lis helps to sketch guide­lines to cor­ral the en­ergy and drama, but the real di­rect­ing is done by Scott, who is prov­ing to be a very spe­cial tal­ent in­deed. tor­restor­restor­res.com

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