Next big thing: Empress Of
In the flow of “new” upcoming acts we caught out eye on Empress Of (she is not that new but maybe unknown to some).
This is some brilliant stuff right here! Imagine a lighter version of FKA Twigs and maybe even slightly more experimental, well there you have Empress Of.
Empress Of is the solo project of New York based, Honduran-American singer-songwriter, Lorely Rodriguez. She gained attention in 2012 for anonymously releasing a series of 1 minute-long demos (via YouTube) prefaced only by a solid color entitled “Colorminutes”. Her first 7″ single, “Champagne” was released soon after on November 5. 2012 through a limited run via No Recordings.
On April 2. 2013, her bilingual 4-track EP, “Systems” was released via Double Denim/Terrible Records in the UK & North America respectively. Since the release of her EP, she’s showcased at SXSW, Iceland Airwaves and Pitchfork’s Summer Music Festival and toured as a support act with the likes of Jamie Liddell, Jungle, Kimbra and Florence and The Machine.