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In the city: Empress Of


Lorely Rodriguez, a.k.a. Empress Of, has solidified a reputation as an original electropop voice with her catchy, textured debut Me. To make the LP, Rodriguez ditched NYC and lived in a friend's home in Mexico to write: "I just had to detach myself from regular life and just be so obsessed with writing it," she says. For the album, Rodriguez wrote, produced and played every instrument, with the exception of her vocals, which were recorded at the legendary Electric Lady Studios. "I wanted them to be really strong," she says. "I wanted someone to be there to pull performances out of me." The final product is as diverse as the music she grew up listening to — from Celia Cruz to Britney Spears to Bj√∂rk.

by RollingStone 


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