Empress Of shares new track "Woman Is A Word" | on tour now, will appear at SXSW

Empress Of shares new track "Woman Is A Word" | on tour now, will appear at SXSW



Me cements (Empress Of’s) status as an immense musical talent.” –Pigeons and Planes.

She’s “an avant-R&B auteur with pop star potential—like a Björk unleashing her inner Beyoncé.” – Pitchfork.

Today Los Angeles based artist Empress Of has released an unreleased track titled “Woman Is A Word.”  The song, which is available to hear now via Jezebel, is another deeply personal and political track from Empress Of who explains it’s genesis: “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 from her recording sessions for her critically acclaimed debut album Me (out now on Terrible Records).


Listen to “Woman Is A Word” now at Jezebel: http://themuse.jezebel.com/hear-woman-is-a-word-an-effervescent-new-single-from-l-1764736687


2016 has been an exciting year for Empress Of. She played the Sydney Opera House as part of a series of shows curated by new media artist Joe Crossley, last month she joined Andrew Wyatt for a performance at P.S. 1 in NYC and currently she’s on her own headline 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” that was released last week.


Empress Of will also attend this year’s SXSW with performances at Hype Hotel, Waterloo Records, the Tumblr 79¢ party and The Pitchfork Day Parties.


Empress Of is the solo project of Los Angeles based producer, songwriter and singer Lorely Rodriquez. WNYC Studio 360 and Latino USA both featured an incredible story on Lorely and her mother earlier this year. Empress Of is also featured in the current issue of T Magazine and the story includes a video of Empress Of, Tinashe, SZA, Dej Loaf, Abra and more doing a cover of “Killing Me Softly.”


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




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Empress Of shares new track "Woman Is A Word" | on tour now, will appear at SXSW