With last year’s Pearls To Swine, singer-songwriter Adam Torres found an exponentially larger audience than ever before, and for good reason. It was his first album in 10 years and his first for Fat Possum, a deal that materialized after his cult favorite 2006 debut Nostra Nova was reissued by Misra Records. Torres, a gifted songwriter with a supernaturally evocative falsetto, spent the time between albums in Austin honing his craft, developing an aesthetic as all-consuming as a gorgeously shot Western, his voice beaming brightly across a fiery barren landscape. The album realized all the stunning potential that had been hidden away for a decade.
Torres is back next month with I Came To Sing The Song, an EP of four songs recorded during the Pearls To Swine sessions. It’s a subset of material with a meta tilt, songs about devoting your life to songwriting and the many ripple effects such a decision creates. Or as Torres put it via email, “The idea behind the song and EP is finding purpose in one’s work, and having to adjust to the lightness and darkness of that search.” The title track is a gentle ballad featuring Torres’ peerless vocals backed by guitar and violin. Upon pressing play, your heart will be stirred, and you may begin to picture tumbleweeds blowing in your midst.
01 “I Came To Sing The Song”
04 “Green Mountain Road”
I Came To Sing The Song is out 2/24 via Fat Possum. Pre-order it here.