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Jun 22, 2023

When pop meets psych rock, you get “Highway,” the latest song by French musician Lewis OfMan featuring Los Angeles-based Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez). More

Carly Rae Jepsen Announces North American Tour

Tickets Go On Sale This Friday

Jun 07, 2022

Carly Rae Jepsen has announced a fall North American tour. Empress Of will support tour dates from September 24 to November 5. Tickets will go on sale this Friday (June 10) at 10 a.m. local time. More

Empress Of Shares New Song “Love is a Drug”

I’m Your Empress Of Due Out This Friday via Terrible

Apr 01, 2020

Lorely Rodriguez, better known professionally as Empress Of, has shared a new song, “Love is a Drug.” More

Oct 25, 2018

Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) released a new album, Us, last week via Terrible. Now she has shared a self-directed video for “I Don’t Even Smoke Weed.” More

Album of the Week: Neneh Cherry

Broken Politics Out Now via Smalltown Supersound

Oct 19, 2018

Neneh Cherry has released a new Four Tet-produced album, Broken Politics, today via Smalltown Supersound and it’s our Album of the Week.

Oct 19, 2018

Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) has released a new album, Us, today via Terrible. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. She has also announced some 2019 tour dates, which are below too. More

Oct 17, 2018

Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) is releasing a new album, Us, this Friday (October 19) via Terrible. Now she has shared another song from it, “I Don’t Even Smoke Weed.” Check it out below. More

Empress Of Shares New Song “Love For Me”

Us Due Out October 19 via Terrible

Sep 26, 2018

Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) is releasing a new album, Us, on October 19 via Terrible. Now she has shared another song from it, “Love For Me.” More

13 Best Songs of the Week: boygenius, Wild Nothing, Yumi Zouma, Danielson, and More

Plus Lost Under Heaven, Lala Lala, J Mascis, The Goon Sax, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 24, 2018

This week’s Songs of the Week is packed. Firstly boygenius, the new supergroup featuring Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers, released three songs this week and all were worthy of the list. Thus we decided to expand it from a Top 10 to a Top 12, so that 10 separate artists were still included, be even that wasn’t enough, so we added one more for an unlucky Top 13. More

Aug 22, 2018

Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) has announced a new album, Us, and shared a self-directed video for its new single, “When I’m With Him.” Us is due out October 19 via Terrible. Check out the “When I’m With Him” video below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as her upcoming tour dates. More

Apr 11, 2018

Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) has shared two new songs, “Trust Me Baby” and “In Dreams.” More

Mar 14, 2016

Last year Empress Of (aka singer-songwriter Lorely Rodriguez) released her well-received debut, Me via Terrible. Now she has shared a new song “Woman is a Word” via Spotify. She also previously released a remix of Chairlift’s “Romeo” and colloborated with UK dance-poppers Darkstar on the new track “Reformer. More

Watch: Empress Of - “Icon” Video

Me Out Now via Terrible

Nov 16, 2015

Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) released her well-received debut, Me, a couple of months ago via Terrible. Now she has shared a video for “Icon.” Eli Born directed the clip, which features Rodriguez driving and dancing around the countryside, as well as wandering around the city. More



Interviews

Empress Of

Kingdom of One

Sep 10, 2015

Lorely Rodriguez is well aware that the content of her debut album could be considered daring. More


Reviews

Us

Oct 19, 2018

There is a common misconception that pop songs are merely a matter of process and technique. The argument is if you find the right songwriters (e.g. a Max Martin or Cathy Denis) and give them the right budget, you are guaranteed a great record. The truth is never as simple as that.

Me

Nov 02, 2015

Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez)‘s music is empowering in every sense of the word; sure, it’s easy to get swept away by the chilling vocals or mercurial house beats that trace throughout the crystalline surface of her debut album Me, but less obvious are the righteous messages and deeply personal stories she shares with each song. More