Release date: April 14, 2015 Label: XL Recordings / Terrible Records

After releasing two EPs and opening for the likes of Florence + the Machine, SOHN, and Kimbra, Empress Of released her debut album Me via Terrible Records and XL.

The story behind the album's creation speaks to its strength and well-roundedness; Empress Of, born Lorely Rodriguez, wrote, recorded, and produced Me entirely on her own in Mexico, which gave her the space and distance to create something true to herself as a as a musician and as a person.

Fusing electronic pop production with honest lyrics about togetherness ("How Do You Do It"), solitude ("Need Myself"), catcalling ("Kitty Kat"), and privilege ("Water Water"), Me ultimately describes finding personal freedom through the often difficult journey that precedes it.—Cedar Pasori

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