Empress Of
Out Sept 11th, 2015 Listen on Spotify

In the course of finding and creating her own musical style, Lorely Rodriguez (aka Empress Of) ditched a full scholarship to a serious music college to instead make beats on her laptop. She posted some of these online, leading to countless blog posts--as well as a recording deal. Then, in the process of making her debut full-length album, she forewent the opportunity to work with a big-name producer, choosing instead to do it all herself. This might help to explain the album's title. As Stereogum notes: "Judging by the maturity of her craft, you wouldn't think she was still yet to release a full-length album. Sounding perfectly polished and layered, it's music that marks her as a peer of FKA twigs."

See upcoming tour dates.

Coverage on music blogs Official website
Get a premiere in your inbox each week, listen to full album below.

Loading ...
    Want to be the first to know about next week's premiere? Sign up!

    Records Recently Premiered on Hype Machine

    All albums are selected by our team and featured free of charge. You can see the complete list of our premieres here.

    March 19th
    Bonny Doon
    March 12th
    Erica Eso
    129 Dreamless GMG
    March 5th
    Quiet Friend
    Quiet Friend
    February 26th
    Jackson MacIntosh
    My Dark Side
    February 19th
    Renata Zeiguer
    Old Ghost
    February 19th
    Smell Smoke
    February 12th
    Johanna Warren
    Gemini II
    February 12th
    Wei Zhongle
    The Operators
    February 4th
    January 31st
    Poppy Ackroyd
    January 22nd
    oh my
    January 22nd
    All These Worlds Ar…

    Hype Machine has been introducing the world to new music since 2005. We track music blogs and present what they discuss for easy discovery on the iPhone, Android, and the web. These album premieres are our effort to highlight new releases we enjoy.