Empress Of goes all next level on new song Realize You, a multi-layered thing of atmospheric, nu pop beauty. The production on this is fairly incredible: rich and complex yet with a natural flow, her voice echo’ing over the synths with a flair like no other. “Have you / been you / with you / lately?” she asks, giving her reason for asking just seconds later “because you haven’t been you with me.”
After intriguing the internet with a series of so called color minutes and a limited 7” run on No Recordings, Empress Of is set to release an EP on Double Denim/Terrible titled Systems. The Brooklyn artiste continues in her own key sound, which combines a warped ghost-like yet playful production with her sweet, sweet vocals on new track Hat Trick.
Empress Of doesn’t necessarily need her blips and bleeps - in this session for Yours Truly she plays a romantic (piano’s always make us sob) version of her debut single Don’t Tell Me. Hear the regular version below in case you missed it, plus head over to No Recordings to buy the 7”.
Empress Of unleashes the beast in herself and eats a huge melon in the video for her Champagne - which is the a-side of her (limited!) debut 7” for No Recordings. We posted the b-side Don’t Tell Mea while back, Champagne is on the flip and fits the intriguing, playful electronics of the former. Eating melons totally got a new dimension thanks to this video.
We introduced you to the latest mystery-project Empress Oflast week, today her debut single Don’t Tell Me gets launched onto the internet. “This is a project of sight + sound” says her website - amongst many (many) other things. Like we said last week: comparisons to Grimes and Class Actress are inevitable, but Empress Of’s sound is far less glitchy than Grimes’ and far less 80’s pop-oriented than Class Actress, so she might just be in a league of her own. (via)
Last week we stumbled on the Youtube-account off Empress Of, a mysterious new artist of whom we literally found no information. Hours and hours of scouring the internet (not really) led us to some information. The so-called Empress Of goes by Lorely Rodriguez in real life, resides in Brooklyn and looks like that. Needless to say we were intrigued: not only by her anonimity, but the 11 snippets of songs (in her own words “colorminutes”) she put on Youtube are indications of very good things to come. Comparisons to Grimes are inevitable, but we’re hearing some Class Actress in it as well. Anyhow: we can’t see where Empress Of ends up with this electronic pop-oriented blips. Some highlights below, check all 11 snippets over at her Youtube-account.