Most blogged artists: Torres, Active Child

Twenty-two-year old Mackenzie Scott from Nashville, better known by her stage name of Torres, has just dropped her debut single. "Honey," which is taken from her debut album, was described as "desperate, raw, and brutally honest" by My Old Kentucky Blog while Break On A Cloud states "With the distorted guitar licks and Scott's vocal purity, the music perfectly captures the raw emotion contained in the track."

Torres's self-titled debut album drops on January 22.

Stream "Honey": soundcloud.com/torres-23/honey

Also making waves is LA-based Patrick Grossi, better known as Active Child, who has just released his latest single, a cover of the gospel song "His Eye Is On The Sparrow." Music blog Analogue Spheres describes the track as "a beautiful, stripped-down song with bright vocals and a hush piano in the background," while The Music Ninja states "Active Child makes it his own, but at the same time stays true to the original's purity and ethereal power."

Stream "His Eye Is On The Sparrow": soundcloud.com/activechild/his-eye-is-on-the-sparrow

The Hype Machine's most blogged artists on January 8 at 10:30am GMT:

01.  Local Natives (no change)
02.  Azealia Banks (no change)
03. Alunageorge (no change)
04.  Factory Floor (+3)
05. Angel Haze (-1)
06. Strfkr (-1)  
07. Swim Deep (+1)  
08.  Active Child (+1)
09.  Ryan Hemsworth (-3)
10.  Torres (new entry)

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