New Music Discovery: Empress Of - "When I'm With Him"

This song makes me cat w/ heart eyes emoji

August 22, 2018

People say music is subjective, and I don't entirely buy into that.  Sure you can be more attracted to certain genres, and not as into others, but there's a certain level where a song is constructed so well, and effectively, you literally can't deny it.  The new Empress Of is one of those songs.  

Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of teams with the extremely underrated Jim-E Stack on production, to create a song that aches with tasteful reservation, sewen together by a bilingual topline and rhythmic loops, that not only serve as the tracks driving force, but a brilliantly subtle call and response in the song's chorus.  The track serves as our first taste of EO's sophomore LP, 'US' which is due out Oct 19th via Terrible Records (Co-founded by Chris Taylor, drummer of NYC Indie icons Grizzly Bear) and features additional production from Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange, Kanye collaborators DJDS, and spanish house king Pional.  Scope the cut and video for yourself, below.