Empress Of – “Champagne” Video

Last week, we posted “Don’t Tell Me,” a hazed-out new indie-pop song from Brooklyn resident Lorely Rodriguez, who is just now starting to release music as Empress Of. “Don’t Tell Me” happens to be the B-side of the first-ever Empress Of single, and its A-side, the lilting “Champagne,” now has a video. Director Samuel Morris Hamad shoots some intensely extreme close-ups on a girl’s face as it devours a watermelon, turning that viewing experience into something psychedelic by going in with split-screen effects and brain-wrecking strobe-edits. Watch it below.

(via Gorilla Vs. Bear)

The limited “Champagne” b/w “Don’t Tell Me” 7″ is out now on No Recordings.

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