Empress Of is the solo project moniker of Brooklynite Lorely Rodriguez. She first appeared on the music scene last last year with her single Don’t Tell Me, which established Rodriguez’s penchant for keyboard and synths-based pop and her lovely soprano voice.
Since then, Empress Of has cobbled together her first EP Systems. It is a sweet, succinct collection of four songs that is more brightly colored (yet still sad-sounding) than her murky earlier single and even includes a track (Tristeza) that is sung in Rodriguez’s native Spanish. A promising early look at a young artist.
Stream Systems‘ first single Hat Trick embedded below.
Empress Of – Systems EP comes out 4/2 via Terrible Records (order here)