Last year, Lorely Rodriguez, the singer/songwriter/producer who records as Empress Of, released an enormously promising debut album called Me. Since then, she’s continued to crank out new music. Just in the past two weeks, she’s released a remix of Chairlift’s “Romeo” and teamed up with UK dance-poppers Darkstar on the new track “Reformer.” And now she’s released her first full-on solo single since the album came out. “Woman Is A Word” is a great example of the sort of thing Rodriguez can do. It’s a wispy, propulsive synthpop jam, and its lyrics interrogate the idea of gender and its general meaninglessness. Listen to it below, via Spotify.
“Woman Is A Word” and Me are both out now on Terrible Records.