After a dramatic start – an empty stage, wisps of piped-in smoke and a looping electric guitar sample – Torres proves she doesn’t take herself as seriously as her two albums might have you think. She flits from the serious subject matter of Mother Earth, Father God and pared-back New Skin (sample lyric: “I am a tired woman / In January I will just be 23”) to a warm modesty: “Thank you all very much for being here,” she says, addressing the crowd for the first time. “This is awesome.”
– The Guardian
Read more about Torres’ triumphant Scala debut here.