Listen To Empress Of’s “Woman Is A Word”

“One word can have so much social implication.”

Empress Of released Me on September 11, 2015. Almost exactly 6 months later, she shared "Woman Is A Word," a brisk piece of synth pop that has echoes of the triplet rhythms popular in the late '80s.

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Empress Of explained the inspiration behind the song in an interview with Jezebel. "Sometimes as a songwriter and a human, I feel very restricted by words," she noted. "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."

Yesterday she wrote on Twitter, "I'm putting a new song out tomorrow and am so excited & nervous & happy." Listen below.

March 14, 2016
Listen To Empress Of’s “Woman Is A Word”