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Me is the debut studio album by American singer and songwriter Lorely Rodriguez, known professionally as Empress Of. It was released on September 11, 2015, by XL Recordings and Terrible Records. Finding her residence of New York as stifling to her creative process, Rodriguez embarked on solo writing retreat to Mexico which granted her the introspection she was seeking. Work on the album continued for a further two years, culminating in a direct approach to her lyrics and production. Me is noted for its electronic and alternative R&B sound, a departure from the "hazy, dreamy" style that previously characterized her music. The album received critical acclaim from contemporary music reviewers, who applauded Rodriguez's revelatory themes and immediate, energetic nature of her music; Me was further spotlighted in several year-end lists. Four singles preceded the album's release: "Water Water", "Kitty Kat", "How Do You Do It" and "Standard". Rodriguez embarked on the Me & You Tour in late 2015 with Abra in support of the album.