Empress Of announces debut LP, Me

Quinn Moreland

Following the release of intriguing demos, a single, and an EP, Empress Of, aka Lorely Rodriguez, has announced her debut album, Me. We have previously featured the album’s first single, “Water Water,” which, like the rest of Me, was written near Valle de Bravo in Mexico. “Kitty Kat” is the album’s newest single. Rodriguez has said the song was inspired by her experiences walking around Valle de Bravo and being cat called constantly. “I close the set with that song and I just scream,” she says. “It’s my empowering moment live. I hope a lot of women feel empowered by it.” The song is extremely moving, especially with lines like, “If I was a man would you still do the same / I’m fending for myself while you still call me pretty.” “Let me walk away,” Rodriguez repeats in the song’s chorus before breaking into the cool demand, “Don’t kitty kitty kat me like I’m just your pussy.”

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Rodriguez recorded, produced, and engineered Me. The record will be out September 11 on Terrible.

Stream the lyric video for “Kitty Kat” below:

Empress Of tour dates

July
28-30 London, England @ Power Lunches

August
13 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
21 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo *

September
06 Philadelphia, PA @ Bamboo Bar
13 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
16 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
17 Montreal, Quebec @ Piccolo Rialto
18 Toronto, Ontario @ The Drake
20 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
22 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
25 Vancouver, British Columbia @ Biltmore Cabaret
27 Portland, OR @ Holocene
29 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

October
01 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
02 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
03 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
05 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
06 Houston, TX @ Rudyards British Pub
09 Miami, FL @ lll Points Festival
10 St. Petersburg, FL @ The Bends
11 Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum
12 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom
14 Washington, DC @ DC9
28 Cambridge @ Cambridge Junction #
29 London @ Roundhouse #

November
01 Antwerp @ Trix Club #
02 Luxembourg @ Den Atelier #
04 Cologne @ Kulturkirche Köln #
05 Prague @ Roxy #
06 Warsaw @ Proxima #
08 Stockholm @ Debaser Medis #
09 Oslo @ Rockefeller #
10 Copenhagen @ Amager Bio #
11 Berlin @ Berghain #

* with Lower Dens
# with Purity Ring

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