We trekked out to Bushwick to catch up with Mackenzie Scott, better known as her stage name TORRES, to check out her home, raid her closet, and talk music & style. Welcomed by baked-from-scratch gluten-free cookies and Scott's friendly cat Little Bat, it was hard to not kick off our shoes and stay for hours. The musician's cozy abode projects the same thoughtfulness and character evident in her spellbinding songs.
TORRES shares her favorite spots in Brooklyn and East Village, go-to uniform and her life theme song. Read on and look out for her new album coming out May 5.
Hometown: Macon, Georgia
What's on the roster for the next few months? I’ll be going on tour, doing a West Coast tour and some dates overseas. A lot of touring.
What are you looking forward to the most? I’m rreally excited to go to Spain in May. I’m playing Primavera Festival.
Ultimate music muse: Johnny Cash
Fave emerging artist: Natalie Prass
What would be your life theme song? Jewel - I’m Sensitive
Favorite show you’ve played? I loved playing Brooklyn Bowl, opening for Deervana, who’s Deer Tick playing Nirvana songs. It’s sick. You should check it out.
Craziest experience with a fan? I had someone break down into tears in my arms after a show. It was pretty bizarre for me. It was very sweet but I didn’t know what to do.
Eternal style muse? Johnny Depp in the ‘90s.
Go-to outfit? Black tapered pants, black blazer, either a Hanes T-shirt or some sort of a black button-down and boots.
Your most prized possession? My Gibson guitar, my family gave it to me a couple of years ago.
Favorite spots in NY? I got to the East Village a lot. I really love this book store called East Village Books, it's on St. Marks. And I love Mast Books, also in the East Village. Here, I love to go next door and get Banh Mis at Little Mo and there’s a coffee shop that’s attached, Little Skips Outpost. I like to get coffee there. I really love Urban Jungle down on Knickerbocker. I go about once a month and buy a wardrobe. I don’t buy new clothes, I really only buy vintage/thrift.
Biggest thing you miss from Georgia? My parents and my mom’s cooking.
Photography: Yulia Zinshtein