Sometimes, in life, certain things defy explanation. Some experiences seem divinely ordained. Empress Of‘s latest single, “Kiss Me,” featuring Rina Sawayama, might just be a prime example of the stars aligning for a magical moment in music. What initially began as a favorable business decision to embark on a joint tour evolved into a creative collision that undeniably enhanced the realm of pop music. While some might view this statement as hyperbole, fans of these talented artists would undoubtedly disagree.
In the music video, directed by India Harris, we witness an angelic display of the artists’ otherworldly talents. Empress Of and Rina embody the light within themselves, transforming into celestial beings wandering the world in search of profound connection.
Empress Of’s poignant lyrics convey her commitment: “I’ll keep you up, I’ll dance around / Freeze time for you / If this is love, I’ll settle down / Just tell me to.”
Rina, later in the song, delivers a powerful verse: “Running around, I’ve never felt / So full of air (Yeah) / And when I breathe, I’m breathin’ life / Into our wings (Oh).”
Together, their voices unite in a harmonious chorus: “Kiss me, kiss me slowly, slowly / Whisper, whisper, show me (Oh) / Show me (Show me) / That I’m your one and only / Kiss me, kiss me slowly, slowly / Whisper, whisper, show me / Show me (Show me).”
This track, produced by Valley Girl, serves as a divine example of what pop music can achieve when it falls into the right hands.
You can experience the magic for yourself by watching Empress Of’s music video for “Kiss Me,” featuring Rina Sawayama.