i'm a bit surprised her music hasn't been shared on ILX yet! she just dropped her 3rd record today and I've been really enjoying it. I feel like she has such a singular ear for music and the ways various elements can cohere and flow together.
― winters (josh), Saturday, 4 April 2020 05:11 (one month ago) link
i think there'd been a bit of discussion on her in some of the shambhala threads in the past but her second album was super underwhelming despite a strong single
will have to check out this one if it's a return to form
― ufo, Saturday, 4 April 2020 05:21 (one month ago) link
i believe it is! I feel your sentiments re: the 2nd album, but I feel myself returning to explore this new one again and again. i'm really taken by the front-to-back flow and by the confidence it radiates.
― winters (josh), Saturday, 4 April 2020 05:26 (one month ago) link
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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link
is it produced by David Wrench?
― kinder, Saturday, 4 April 2020 12:51 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link
Jonny Fever otm. This is sounding really bland to me atm.
― kinder, Thursday, 7 May 2020 22:57 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) link