Empress Of – “Call Me”

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Empress OfFloria Sigismondi has wrangled a pretty impressive list of names for the soundtrack to The Turning, her upcoming adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn Of The Screw. Courtney Love, Soccer Mommy, Mitski, Kali Uchis, Alice Glass, Warpaint, Vagabon, MUNA, and more all contributed original tracks. And today, a week before the … More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

Australian pop star Banoffee announces debut album Look At Us Now Dad (which she made with all of your friends without you) and releases new track featuring Empress Of

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Oh! Hey, sorry I didn’t see you there. Um, yeah… It’s true! Australian pop-star-in-the-making Banoffee just announced her debut album, called Look At Us Now Dad. You know you saw her with the crew when she toured with Charli XCX and T Swift? Oh wait, you were sick that week… uhhhh

Well, I hate to say it but the new record features all your friends pretty much :/ Like, SOPHIE and CupcakKe and Empress Of and Umru are all on it. Oh and Lizzo’s creative director Quinn Whitney Wilson made the music video for “Tennis Fan” featuring Empress Of. I’m like, sorry that you weren’t invited… weren’t you out of town or something? No? …Well, whatever. I mean you can watch the video down below literally right now. It’s not really a big deal. They weren’t like talking about you or anything.

Look, I can’t be expected to include you on everything. This album is about survival, about making it through abuse and reclaiming your own voice. Can you just chill out and appreciate that for a second? Think about something other than yourself. Banoffee literally described this record by saying “each song uses human experience to talk about more complex concepts of addiction, obsession, heartbreak, and resurrection. Not to dwell in sadness, but to join hands.” My bad if your hands weren’t included there. Jeez.

Okay, seriously: Look At Us Now Dad comes out on February 21 of next year. I’m sure you will have gotten over this by then. Just pre-order it and chill out. Did you just ask if I think she’s cooler than you? I honestly like don’t even want to answer that question. Just text me later. Next time I’ll definitely invite you. I promise.

Look At Us Now Dad tracklisting:

01. Tennis Fan (feat. Empress Of)
02. I Lied (Interlude)
03. Fuckwit
04. One Night Stand
05. Count On You
06. Don’t Go Sharing Your Clothes (Interlude)
07. Contagious
08. Chevron
09. That Sorta Stuff (Interlude)
10. Permission
11. This Is For Me

Banoffee – “Tennis Fan” (Feat. Empress Of) Video

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Banoffee & Empress Of Share "Tennis Fan" Video: WatchBanoffee is an up-and-coming triple threat. The Aussie-born, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer is announcing her debut album Look At Us Now Dad, which is due out next February on Cascine and features appearances by Empress Of, SOPHIE, and Cupcakke. She’s made a name for herself the last couple years, and has toured with Taylor Swift on … More »

Kito & Empress Of – “Wild Girl”

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Wild GirlAustralian-born, Los Angeles-based producer Kito has worked with people like Jorja Smith, Hudson Mohawke, and Trinidad James. And now, for her latest single “Wild Girl,” she’s teaming up with another creator of left-of-center electronic pop music: Lorely Rodriguez, who straddles the worlds of DIY indie and mainstream pop under the name Empress Of. “I’m a … More »

Blood Orange – “Hope” Video (Feat. Diddy, Empress Of, Tyler, The Creator, & More)

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Blood Orange has released a self-directed, Apple Music-exclusive new video for “Hope” from his 2018 fourth studio album, Negro Swan. The Elara Pictures-produced, 35mm-shot video features Dev Hynes and a wealth of other artists including Diddy, Empress Of, Tyler, The Creator, A$AP Rocky, Tei Shi, Alton Mason, and Dominique. Ten interwoven scenes are … More »

Empress Of Does What She Wants

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Lorely Rodriguez writes about love in massive and minuscule ways. She measures it in the stars, she memorializes moments shared on a city stoop. Whether you’re speaking to her in person or listening to her lyrics, Rodriguez is considerate and direct. Both are attributes that she uses to write songs that feel universal and familiar … More »

Empress Of – “I Don’t Even Smoke Weed”

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Empress OfEmpress Of’s Us is our reigning Album Of The Week. Lorely Rodriguez’s sophomore album comes out this Friday, and in advance of its release we’ve heard “When I’m With Him,” “Love For Me,” and “Trust Me Baby” off of it, and before the album’s out Rodriguez is … More »

Album Of The Week: Empress Of Us

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Empress-Of-UsNear the end of “Everything To Me,” the first song on the new Empress Of album Us, we hear the featherlight voice of Devonté Hynes, doing that Prince-style deeply intoned spoken-word thing that he sometimes does. When Hynes shows up, it’s a genuine surprise. Of course, Us is an album that straddles the line between … More »

Empress Of – “Love For Me”

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Empress Of - "Love For Me"Lorely Rodriguez, the mastermind behind the reflective, bilingual pop project Empress Of, is finally about to follow up her great 2015 debut Me with a new album. It’s sequel Us is arriving in a little under a month, and we’ve already heard two songs from it, “Trust Me Baby” and official … More »