Just six months after the release of debut album Me, New York synth-pop royalty Empress Of is back with her first new solo track, “Woman Is a Word.” It’s a suave, blacklight jam with lyrics that subtly challenge ideas about gender, perception, and validation.
No word yet on whether the new song means there’s a full album on the horizon. Empress Of, a.k.a. Lorely Rodriguez, does have yet-to-be-announced collaborative EP on the way with electronic duo Darkstar. The team shared their first single, “Reformer,” last week. Listen to “Woman Is a Word” below (h/t Stereogum).