Produced by Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve, New Order), ‘Our Imperium’ is a sonic trip back to the 90s, soaked in reverb and driven by a vibey bassline and lead singer Mercedes Oller’s hazy vocals. “Being a woman in this world and these times is not easy, we all have to fight situations and train to become the best warriors we could ever be,” Mercedes said of the lyrics. “We all wish for a promised land, and we’ll get there together.”
The track comes alongside a cosmic video directed by Costa Rican designer Alejandro Arturo, known as El Rayo. “Inspired by 90s psychedelia and high contrast videos from that decade, we came up with this dramatic and soothing sequence,” El Rayo said of the video. “The lyrics really struck me at first glance. When Mercedes explained to me where they came from, I felt a need to deliver her message in the visuals too.”
Las Robertas previously shared Awakening. Love is the Answer is out February 3 and available for preorder on vinyl now.
“Fantastic 60s leaning ear-worm ‘Awakening’ which distills their psych influences down to a fine pop brew” CLASH MAG