It was looking likely that everyone’s favourite pop angel, Empress Of, would be back with something this year, so it’s very rewarding to know that Lorely Rodriguez has announced her sophomore LP, Us. On top of that, there’s also a brand new single ‘ When I’m With Him’. And it’s time for a warning, this new phase of Empress Of is certainly removed from her days on the last album, Me. The new one is no certified club heater, however it is a true pop gem. With a groove-laden guitar line underpinning the track, and an introspective story moving seamlessly between English and Spanish, Rodriguez is showing off her songwriting chops big time. Like proper big time pop chops.
Us is due October 19th via Terrible Records / Caroline Australia.
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