Empress Of Shines Through Gleeful Send-Off Track, ‘Go to Hell’ [Stream]

If any rising indie pop artist deserves to release a send-off track as gleefully blunt as “Go to Hell,” it’s Empress Of–the one woman project Berklee grad Lorely Rodriguez created as an outlet for her incisive wordplay and self-produced soundscapes. “Go to Hell” is an effervescent takedown laid over a refreshing blend of barbed hooks and gritty beats. Playing on the word “hell,” Rodriguez achieves a tone that is as sweet as it is sour, shifting from a damning “They can go to hell” to a self-deprecatory “hello I am no one” within moments. The single boasts a truly ingrained chorus fitting for an artist who has opened for the likes of Kimbra and Florence + The Machine and received major industry acclaim from publications like Pitchfork.

“Go to Hell” is an empowering, yet playful bit of pop served with a smirk. Take a listen to the single above, and be sure to be on the lookout for new music from this emerging talent.

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