Check Out: Empress of performs "Don't Tell Me" for Yours Truly


Empress Of, the project of Brooklyn's Lorely Rodriguez, might only have a single 7" to her name so far, but those two songs have got legs - she just performed an acoustic version of her debut single "Don't Tell Me" (the b-side on that lone 7") for the always-excellent Yours Truly. Our favorite thing about Empress Of is how she effortlessly manipulates her voice - hitting notes you won't believe, navigating complex melismas, giving her beautifully simple lyrics deft, fascinating rhythm, and that's on incredible display here. Check it out.