Empress Of announces new album ‘Us’

Empress of announces new album 'Us', available 10/19 on Terrible Records
Empress Of announces 'Us'

After releasing her bilingual single “Trust Me Baby” earlier this year, Empress Of is back to announce her sophomore album Us, due October 19th for Terrible Records. In conjunction with the album announcement, she’s sharing the record’s lead single “When I’m With Him”. Empress Of will play a run of dates with Mura Masa, starting August 22nd in San Diego.

Empress Of
Us
(Terrible Records)
October 19th, 2018

1. Everything To Me
2. Just The Same
3. Trust Me Baby
4. Love For Me
5. I Don’t Even Smoke Weed
6. Timberlands
7. I’ve Got Love
8. All For Nothing
9. When I’m With Him
10. Again

Empress Of
Tour Dates

8/22 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park*
8/23 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory*
8/24 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory*
8/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo*
8/27 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theatre
8/29 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst*

*= w/ Mura Masa

About Empress Of and Us:

Lorely Rodriguez, the artist known as Empress Of, recorded her new album, Us, all over Southern California. Topanga Canyon. Ojai. At a recording studio “with no windows.” At her home in Highland Park. At another recording studio “with a really loud cricket.” “He was there, like, all month,” she says, “And I was trying to track vocal tracks and he’d be like, CHIRP, CHIRP!”

Empress Of’s debut album Me was released almost three years ago, in 2015. As the name suggests, it presented a deeply personal exploration of her emotional world. So personal, she says, it was difficult to perform. “It was, like, every day, just giving myself to the audience,” she says. With Us, Rodriguez wanted to facilitate a more equal exchange of energy between herself and her listeners, to create a “community.” “It’s not just love songs. It’s about different experiences of the heart,” she says. “I want it to be like a mirror, and [the audience] sees a little bit of themselves in every song.”