Music Spotlight: Empress Of
Empress Of (real name Lorely Rodriguez) is an up and coming Brooklyn native who’s been growing in popularity recently within the ever-growing New York music scene. Her EP Systems, released earlier this year, was an impressive collection of icy-cool electro pop (with some songs sung in Spanish). From tracks like “Champagne” (above) where Rodriguez does her best Elizabeth Fraser from Cocteau Twins impression, to more pop-ish tunes like “Hat Trick,” a song that’s both sweet and sour, Empress Of shows she’s more than just another dream pop act. In addition to her EP and debut 7″, check out her “colorminutes” series, a collection of experimental mini songs.