LA’s Empress Of today releases new single ‘Woman Is A Word.’
Previously unheard and taken from her recording sessions for her critically acclaimed debut album Me (out on Terrible Records), ‘Woman Is A Word‘ is a deeply personal and political track.
Empress Of explains its genesis: “Sometimes as a songwriter and a human, I feel very restricted by words. One word can have so much social implication, standard, limitation, qualification that it doesn’t give a person their own opportunity to really choose their identity. I wrote ‘Woman Is A Word’ at a time when I felt like the word ‘woman’ put me in a box of things I was capable to do, things that defined me that didn’t necessarily define me.”
Underpinned by Empress Of’s unique brand of avant-R&B, ‘Woman Is A Word‘ is strongly defiant in its ideas of femininity and identity. Listen to it below.