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Empress Of & MUNA – ‘What’s Love’

Empress Of & MUNA – ‘What’s Love’


The American alt-pop singer Lorely Rodriguez has announced a new album For Your Consideration out March 22nd via Giant Music.

‘What’s Love’ is the first single from the album and features the LA pop band MUNA

It’s a song about “the reflects on the the “significance of unrequited love”.

For Your Consideration is the a follow-up to 2020’s I’m Your Empress Of and 2022’s Save Me EP.

It is is a bi-lingual album that embraces camp and fantasy playing with the idea of Hollywood.

Lorely wrote the album in LA, Miami, and Montreal, and worked with a collection of songwriters and producers, including Nick León, Billboard, Valley Girls, Cecile Believe, and Umru.

The album evolved out of the title track, which Lorely conjured out of the midst of disappointment. Empress Of shares, “I was in love with a director and he was announcing his ‘For Your Consideration’ campaign for the Oscars,” she remembers. “He took me up on a hill and said he was emotionally unavailable and he kind of broke my heart. I went into the studio that day and we wrote a song called ‘For Your Consideration’ that reflects on glam and Hollywood. That was the gateway for the album and it gave me the opportunity to explore broader themes.”

The album sees Empress Of taking on the role of executive producer. Inspired by vocal music, she infuses each track with layers of her voice which serve as the drum beats, the bass, and the keyboard lines, with ASMR breathing surfacing throughout the album. The songs, which veer between English and Spanish, reflect on the transactional nature of love and sex, which is mirrored by the ephemeral sense of existence in the entertainment industry.

Previous singles on the album include ‘Feminine’ and ‘Kiss Me’ with Rina Sawayama.

Empress Of EU / US Gigs

13/2 – London UK @ Camden Jazz Cafe

See Also

19/2 – Paris, France @ La Boule Noire

24/5 – New York, NY @ Elsewhere Zone One

31/5 – Toronto, Canada @ The Drake

7/6 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy

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