Under the name Torres, 26-year-old Brooklyn-based musician Mackenzie Scott has made some of the most affecting music of the last few years.
Mackenzie was raised in a conservative household in Georgia where she played piano and flute and sang in her church choir. She found her voice through an early love of broadway musicals and after high school moved to Nashville to study songwriting.
Her debut album was recorded while she was still a student and she moved to New York after its release and toured with artists such as Sharon Van Etten and Hamilton Leithauser.
Her latest record Three Futures grew out of the idea that music could be enjoyed and experienced by all five senses.
One of its dominant themes is a celebrating the body as a mechanism of joy and today we’re talking to Mackenzie about autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR).