didn't even know this was coming out! It seems like only yesterday the last one came out. "When I'm With Him" and "How Do You Do It" are incredible songs
― boxedjoy, Saturday, 4 April 2020 08:43 (two years ago) link
Thanks for starting this thread - I've been listening to as much as I can by Empress Of over the years but think only discussed on the shambala thread. Will investigate new stuff!
― kinder, Saturday, 4 April 2020 12:50 (two years ago) link
is it produced by David Wrench?
― kinder, Saturday, 4 April 2020 12:51 (two years ago) link
looks like she and BJ Burton are the exec. producers, and there's also prod. credits from Jim-E Stack and Mikey Freedom Hart
― winters (josh), Saturday, 4 April 2020 18:33 (two years ago) link
Every once in a while I still get a glimpse of the Cocteau Twins influence that was more pronounced early on, but generally I'm less into what she's been up to since she began releasing full lengths.
― Johnny Fever, Saturday, 4 April 2020 18:44 (two years ago) link
it's indeed much better than the last, i'm not blown away but it's solid enough
― ufo, Sunday, 5 April 2020 06:06 (two years ago) link
Jonny Fever otm. This is sounding really bland to me atm.
― kinder, Thursday, 7 May 2020 22:57 (two years ago) link
wow! I feel like I'm the only person out of anyone I know who's listening to this. I will say it does come alive when the weather is pleasurably warm.
― winters (josh), Thursday, 7 May 2020 23:15 (two years ago) link
I just feel like I've never heard music that sounds exactly like this (and enjoy it so much!) -- feels so singular to her ear and her musical sensibilities
― winters (josh), Thursday, 7 May 2020 23:17 (two years ago) link
no i listened to this, i just don't have any opinion yet. i didn't delete it
― j., Thursday, 7 May 2020 23:18 (two years ago) link
I really like this, the hooks are a lot stronger than anything she's done before
― boxedjoy, Sunday, 31 May 2020 11:34 (two years ago) link
she has a new EP called Save Me that's getting released this Friday, and the pre-release tracks have been some of the best stuff she's ever done. it feels like a culmination of all the sounds and sensibilities she's explored throughout her records.
― winters (josh), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 06:42 (one month ago) link
It's really solid. Nothing beats "Dance For You" but the song with Jim-E Stack comes close.
At the height of my "Dance For You" obsession last month I revisited her two previous albums, and the 2020 one in particular is so good and I think extremely underappreciated.
― monotony, Thursday, 23 June 2022 23:39 (one month ago) link
Yeah, the 2020 album is great. I wore it out at the time, need to go back to it. (Not least because I just bought tix to see her opening for CRJ in October.)
― a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 24 June 2022 00:38 (one month ago) link
Disappointed to not have room to nominate "When I'm With Him" in the 2010s poll
― Indexed, Monday, 27 June 2022 21:22 (one month ago) link
Bigger dance beats on this than I was expecting! Agreed with monotony on the highlights.
― Indexed, Tuesday, 28 June 2022 14:39 (one month ago) link