For Your Consideration


What the press is saying about Empress Of:

“at the height of her powers”Vogue

“Her approach is decisive and full of adrenaline, but she brings sensitivity to the volcanic production”The New Yorker

“a taste of her upcoming career-best album”Harper’s Bazaar

“Her confidence even at her most vulnerable moments is a testament to the artist she’s become—and the woman she’s inspired her countless fans to be”Forbes

Empress Of shares her new single “Preciosa” heading into her forthcoming album For Your Consideration due March 22nd via Giant Music. The club-ready single showcases Empress Of’s versatility as an artist and features syncopated vocals and hard-hitting 808s. The song follows her recent feature on Shygirl’s Club Shy EP as well as previously released album tracks, “What’s Love” featuring MUNA, “Femenine,” and “Kiss Me,” featuring Rina Sawayama.

After quickly selling out her first run of shows upon announcement, Empress Of has now added multiple dates to each market. She’ll be performing three sold-out nights in New York, three nights in Toronto, and two nights in Los Angeles. She’ll also be performing at Rough Trade in NY and Amoeba in LA upon the album’s release. Full tour routing can be found below. The upcoming dates also follow her recent sold-out shows in London and Paris.

For Your Considerationa follow-up to 2020’s I’m Your Empress Of and 2022’s Save Me EP, 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.

I rented a convertible in Miami and drove around blasting the demos,” Lorely says. “In Montreal, I rented a black Jeep and I wore an enormous wool trench coat. I became a character. I wanted to go to those places because I wanted to immerse myself in those worlds, even though it’s ultimately an LA album. It’s a playful, cheeky album that doesn’t get buried in its own emotion. It came from a time where I was exploring being single and it doesn’t feel sad to me in the way some of my past music has.”

Empress Of has collaborated with Top 40 pop artists like Khalid, cultural icons like Blood Orange, Lewis OfMan, DJ legend Boyz Noise, and many more. Last year the singer-songwriter also opened for Carly Rae Jepsen on her North American tour in addition to wowing audiences at festivals like Outside Lands and Corona Capital.

Upcoming Live Dates

3/24 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade
3/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Amoeba
5/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Zone One
5/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Zone One
5/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Zone One
5/30 – Toronto, Canada @ The Drake
5/31 – Toronto, Canada @ The Drake
6/1 – Toronto, Canada @ The Drake
6/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey
6/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey


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