Argentinian artist Florencia Andrada stands up against men who abuse their power on her new single “El Imperio,” a moving Spanish-language anthem that challenges sexism in the modern world. There’s a strong sense of femininity in its power, making it the perfect tribute to women everywhere who are sick of being overpowered and put down by men.
“The song was recorded between Dec 2020 and July 2021 because of COVID,” Andrada explains (much of the timing was because of the live instruments being recorded separately). “We recorded it in Estudios del Parral here in Buenos Aires. It’s about limits: man’s impunity and woman sticking together when another one has been hurt or abused. The bridge says: ‘Don’t you take too much time to wake up, the world is changing and peace is over.’”
Alongside the song comes an alluring music video that brings the song to life in a sinister way, capturing the themes of justice and strength in the lyrics.
“The video was filmed a weekend in April 2021 and it’s directed by Alejo Bustos, a talented director from Buenos Aires,” Andrada shares. We both love Tarantino and his revenge style so, despite the fact that the lyrics aren’t about revenge, they are about justice, so we agreed about the idea of this character that goes around the world to get rid of the men that had hurt in some way the women that she cares for. And Alejo added this kind of ’70s B-movie’ vibe, which fits perfectly.”
You can find “El Imperio” on your favorite streaming services now, and get to know Florencia Andrada on Facebook and Instagram! Look out for her first full-length project with My Grito Industries next year.