Empress Of the solo project of Los Angeles based producer, songwriter and singer Lorely Rodriquez shares a brand new unreleased track entitled “Woman Is A Word.” The powerful new song is yet another deeply personal and political track from the bright and talented artist.
Rodriguez shares: “Sometimes as a songwriter and a human, I feel very restricted by words. One word can have so much social implication, standard, limitation, qualification that it doesn’t give a person they’re own opportunity to really choose their identity. I wrote “Woman Is A Word” at a time when I felt like the word ‘woman’ put me in a box of things I was capable to do, things that defined me that didn’t necessarily define me.”
The song is said to be from her recording sessions for her critically acclaimed debut album Me (out now) which we picked as one of our favorite albums of 2015.
Currently Empress Of is on her own headlining tour, which will see her play NYC on March 25 and summer festivals including NRML, Pitchfork, FORM: Arcosanti and Moogfest. Additionally, she’s featured on a track with Darkstar called “Reformer” (below) that was released last week.
Take a listen!
Empress Of on tour:
March 15 Austin, TX Hype Hotel
March 16 Austin, TX Waterloo Records
March 16 Austin, TX Tumblr 79¢ Party
March 17 Austin, TX Pitchfork Day Party
March 25 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom *The Range opening
May 14 Camp Verde, AZ Form: Arcosanti
May 19-22 Durham, NC Moogfest
June 1 Barcelona, ES Barts (Primavera Opening Party)
June 2 Barcelona, ES Primavera Festival
June 4 Copenhagen, DK Distortion Festival
June 5 Berlin, DE Berghain Kantine
June 6 Hamburg, DE Turmzimmer
June 7 Brussels, BE Botanique
June 8 Paris, FR Pop up Du Label
June 10 Porto, PT Primavera Festival
June 12 London, UK Field Day Festival
June 13 Manchester, UK Guilvers
June 14 London, UK Moth Club
June 16 Amsterdam. NL De School
June 17 Hilvarenbeek, NL Best Kept Secret Festival
July 15-17 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Festival