Empress Of Shares The Incredible “Woman Is a Word”

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