Lorely Rodriguez is the force behind Empress Of, a Brooklyn electro-pop act that’s been steadily gaining force for several years now. Her debut EP Systems came out back in 2013, and she’s currently gearing up to finally put out an album. “Water Water” is one of her newer tracks, and she penned the song while in Valle de Bravo, Mexico on a writing retreat. It was originally titled “Agua, Agua” and has been translated to English — that translation now has a video that fittingly premiered today at Noisey Mexico. Rodriguez co-directed the video with Zaiba Jabbar, and stars in it as a fluid version of herself, multiplying and blurring via cool editing effects. In the song she addresses everything from getting too high to the fact that water is a privilege akin to going to college, a powerful commentary on a simple thing that Americans often take for granted. Watch it below, where you can also hear the Spanish version of the song.
Empress Of’s debut album will be out later this year via Terrible Records.