Empress Of Embodied Everything That YOLA DÍA Is About Check out our thoughts, photos and found video of the performance at YOLA DÍA!
LOS ANGELES, CA –
“…Over at the Second Stage, energy burst out of the speakers and into the view of the crowd. Empress Of brought the bubbly, bounding out onto the stage with matching organza outfits for Lorely Rodriguez and her supporting stage-mate Erin Fein (Psychic Twin). Important to note: these looks were thanks to Rodriguez’s own mother, whose handle—of course—is @latinaknowles.
Empress Of embodied everything that YOLA DÍA is about: Rodriguez is a first-gen Honduran American, raised in LA. Her EP “Systems” featured 4 bilingual tracks, and she has been bringing dreamy, high energy synth-pop to the scene since she first emerged in 2012.
As soon as she bounced on stage, she brought the crowd up off of the hot grass, acting as a magnet across the fest, building a swaying crowd at her bare feet. Sincere and infectious in her energy, Empress delivered dynamic vocals and tantalizing interaction with the instruments and audience. We all soaked up the sugary sweetness of the set, dancing along to big hits like “When I’m With Him” and “I Don’t Even Smoke Weed,” and singing back the words to “Love for Me.” From where we were dancing, the rallying cry of “Woman is a Word” felt like the beating heart of YOLA DÍA being pumped out to us, via synth…”