Torrey Mercer
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Torrey Mercer

San Diego, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2003

San Diego, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2003
Solo Pop Singer/Songwriter

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"Torrey Mercer's 'Boys/Girls' is a Playful Bisexual Bop!"

"What do you like about boys and girls?"

It’s a question that every bi or pansexual person has been asked at some point in their lives. For some of us, it’s difficult to answer, but not for Torrey Mercer. In fact, she wrote an entire song about her attraction to multiple genders and what it is she finds attractive about them.

PRIDE caught up with Torrey in preparation for her newest single, "Boys/Girls," to ask her what went into creating the song.

For a while, she explained, the Los Angeles singer-songwriter knew she wanted to write a song about bisexuality and her attraction to women.

"Ever since I realized it was a part of my identity, and came out to myself privately during the summer of 2016, I knew that one day I wanted to bring it into my music," she told PRIDE. "At that time, I was way too scared to do more than just think about it, but it’s very surreal to see how far I’ve come."

"I wrote "Boys/Girls" at the end of last year with a writer named Tova Litvin, and I remember telling her I had this idea to write a song about bisexuality with a verse about boys and a verse about girls."

"So when we were in the session, she asked me what I like about both, and we wrote it down. She helped me shape the verses and chorus melodies, and I fleshed out the chorus lyrics and bridge to bring the song together. From the moment we wrote it, I knew it was special." - Pride.com


"Freshly Squeezed, Vol. 76: Torrey Mercer, Young & Sick, Iona Fyfe, Rozes & more"

Bending lo-fi alternative pop and indie-rock to her every whim, Torrey Mercer balls up her fists with “Disclaimer,” a rallying cry for all sexual assault survivors. “I’m not here for you / Just let me do what I’m trying to do / I don’t go ’round looking you up and down,” she sings, examining her frustrations over the male gaze and subsequent carnivorous attacks. The song swings its pendulum in incisive movements, and in its calculated building, slowly rising into a ferocious, momentous burst, permitting Mercer to employ a towering vocal, it is unapologetically wrought of the pain and misery finally being exposed through such crucial movements as #MeToo and #TimesUp. - Freshly Squeezed


Discography

Disclaimer - Single (2019)
Boys/Girls - Single (2018) 

Exhale - EP (2016) 

  • Miles
  • Lies & Lipstick 
  • Looking Glass
  • Snake Bite
  • Exhale
I Believe in Me (For The Pledge Tour) - Single (2014)

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Bio

Award-winning Los Angeles based recording artist and songwriter Torrey Mercer brings bold charisma to the stage through her live show and inspiring lyrics.

Torrey Mercer is more than just a musical artist, she is a survivor, an activist, and her music has been a light in the dark for many who are struggling. Feeling like an outcast growing up has made her empathetic and compassionate for others and drives her music and lyric endeavors.

Please browse the website, and her socials for all updates.