CURRENT: Torres – “Sprinter”

The title-track from Torres’ second LP is among the most sonically upbeat songs in Torres’ growing discography, featuring a riff that recalls “Dani California”‘s recalling of “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.” When she reaches the chorus, Torres slowly delivers her words: “I was a sprinter then,” reiterating her slower approach now. The washed out, electric second half is punctuated by one of Torres’ best moments to date. She quietly sings, “there’s freedom to, and freedom from / freedom to run from everyone,” before confessing to running away from things in her own life, and hoping to right any wrongs. Life’s a marathon, not a sprint.

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