Les Femmes Spotlight #9: Cactus Tree

The second night of Les Femmes De Velour 2023 is almost here.


Les Femmes De Velour is an eight-day celebration of female and female-fronted acts in the Provo music scene. To honor these incredible musicians, we’re highlighting one artist from each night.


Cactus Tree is the name of Logan, Utah-based songstress Tori Smith. A self-proclaimed “singer and songwriter of sorts,” Smith has been honing her sound up and down the I-15 corridor, playing gigs in Logan, Salt Lake, Provo, and more. Her voice is quaint – at times rustic, at times bedroom alt, allowing her to write seamlessly in both the indie folk and alt-pop genres.

Smith has demonstrated this versatility with her first two singles. “Sunstone,” her debut release, is a lilting acoustic tune full of lush harmonies about finding new beginnings. Her sophomore single, “Aquarium,” is equal parts revenge bop and emotional relationship retrospective. Smith’s compelling lyrics rely heavily on cinematic imagery – and that imagery lingers with you long after the notes fade. After listening to Cactus Tree, it’s like I, too, was broken up with at the aquarium on Valentine’s Day.

You can catch Cactus Tree at night 2 of Les Femmes De Velour on February 17 alongside Beeson, Paige Fish, and Mia Grace. Tickets are on sale here. Make sure to follow Cactus Tree on Instagram and stream “Sunstone” below.


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