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Empress Of talks Blood Orange collab, 311; free SummerStage show w/ UMO this weekend


Lorely Rodriguez of Empress Of recently spoke with Australian DJ and producer Anna Lunoe about summer, her life in L.A. and collaborating with Blood Orange.

Empress Of is featured on Blood Orange’s “Best to You,” a song off of his new album Freetown Sound. Lorely says she just recently started doing collaborations, and with this song “I feel like I’m contributing to Empress Of, but it’s just some extra flavor”. Lorely and Dev recently performed the song together at the 2016 Pitchfork festival (Dev also just played at the inaugural Panorama festival as well).

Lorely also talked with Anna of how even though she lives in L.A. she hasn’t spent much time there due to her busy touring schedule. She wants to do all the touristy things, and has enlisted Dev to go to the wax museum with her. Anna threw in some questions she guessed Lorely had never been asked before too, including what her teenage anthem was. Her answer: “Orange is the Color of Your Energy” by 311, and she attributed her love of the reggae/rap/rock band to growing up in L.A.

As mentioned, Empress Of plays a free show at Central Park SummerStage on Saturday, July 30 with Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Klaus Johann Grobe.

Listen to Lorely and Anna’s full interview and “Best to You” below.

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