Torres, aka rock-minded singer/songwriter Mackenzie Scott, announced Monday she has signed to Durham, N.C.-based Merge Records, famously home to artists like Superchunk, Spoon and The Mountain Goats. There’s a new album in the works, too—she’s just adding “the finishing touches.”
This news arrives more than a year after Scott was dropped by her former label, 4AD, “for not being commercially successful enough.” Her last album for the label was 2017’s Three Futures, which followed Partisan Records’ 2015 release of Sprinter, one of Paste’s top albums from that year.
“I feel like I’ve lived an entire lifetime in the three years since recording Three Futures,” Scott said of her forthcoming project in a statement. “This new record documents the significant fruits, for better or worse, of some terrifically delusional pursuits.”
Stay tuned for more information on those “fruits” and “pursuits.” Torres will perform at MRG30, Merge’s 30th anniversary concert and celebration, on June 19. In the meantime, listen to Torres’ 2013 Daytrotter Session below. Further down, watch her perform at the Riverview Bungalow at South By Southwest in 2015.