Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of has shared “Save Me.” The song arrives with a new video shot on location in Mexico City and directed by Alexis Gómez portraying various vignettes of embrace and touch along with surreal floral imagery. To create the visual counterpart for “Save Me,” Lorely worked with the sexual wellness company Dame to bring the visuals to life. “Save Me” is the first taste of a new project from Empress Of coming later this year.
Speaking about the new single, Empress Of says: “This is probably one of my favorite songs I have ever made. I’ve never put live strings on a recording before, it was very emotional. There’s a sexual urgency. There’s a power play. I think it’s one of the sexiest songs I’ve made.”
Empress Of will be performing at KCRW’s First Fridays at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles on May 6th with Colombian-born, LA-based artist Loyal Lobos opening.
“Save Me” follows the 2020 full-length album I’m Your Empress Of, which Pitchfork stated is “as addictive as modern love” and features the stand out track “Give Me Another Chance.” The new single also follows Empress Of’s assistance on the tracks “Note To Self” by Jim-E Stack, “Love In Reverse” by MNDR and “Vacío” by Jarina De Marco, all released last year.
Empress Of 2022 Tour Dates
5/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Natural History Museum for KCRW First Fridays
5/27 – Buena Vista Lake, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle Festival
Under the name Empress Of, Honduran-American songwriter, musician and producer Lorely Rodriguez creates introspective, self-empowering pop music centered around her impressive, acrobatic vocals. On her 2015 debut album, Me, she established a danceable, spontaneous sound that embraced whimsicality and percussiveness. With her 2018 sophomore album,Us, Rodriguez wanted to facilitate a more equal exchange of energy between herself and her listeners, to create a community. Her third and most recent album – I’m Your Empress Of was released in March 2020 to critical acclaim, after touring with Lizzo, Blood Orange, Maggie Rogers and Mura Masa and follows on from her collaborations with MØ, DJDS and her song “Wild Girl” with KITO.