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Empress Eyes Drops Emotion-Packed Single "2 Steps In"

Empress Eyes' latest release, "2 Steps In," offers a heartfelt exploration of growth and self-discovery, resonating with listeners navigating life's ups and downs. Available now on all major streaming platforms.


Empress Eyes, the project of singer and multi-instrumentalist Clare from Grand Rapids, Michigan, released her new single "2 Steps In" on May 31, 2024. This emotion-packed track delves into the challenges of growth and self-discovery, offering comfort and connection to listeners navigating life's ups and downs.

About Empress Eyes

Clare, who started Empress Eyes at 21, has been making music since she was 11 years old. With delicate dream pop sounds and touches of shoegaze, Clare’s haunting vocal melodies and heartfelt lyrics provide a space for listeners to explore their innermost emotions and desires. Empress Eyes has quickly gained recognition, being noted as one of the "10 Bands to Watch in 2023" by Revue Magazine and participating in the Battle of the Bands 2024 in Grand Rapids.

About "2 Steps In"

"2 Steps In" is an exploration of the process of growth and self-discovery. Clare shares, "I wrote ‘2 Steps In’ at a time where I felt like I had lost my purpose, and I didn’t know where to go from there. I deeply wanted to be loved by those around me, but I didn’t know how to give that to myself. At 24 years old, I wanted to know more than what I wanted to do with my life. Now at 25, I ask myself, ‘How do I want to feel?’ The loneliness I felt made me realize that I want to help other people know that they are never alone in their healing journey."

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Musical and Lyrical Themes

Empress Eyes’ music encapsulates a striking blend of poetic longing and ethereal soundscapes. Collaborating with engineer and producer Ryan Jamgotch from Electric Moon Studios and Joel Ferguson from Planet Sunday Studios, Clare’s music draws inspiration from her life experiences, dealing with the challenges of finding herself through losing friendships, shedding the need for external validation, and navigating major life transitions. Themes of growth, grief, finding inner power, and self-discovery are prevalent in her songs.

Notable Achievements

Empress Eyes' debut album "Spark," released in 2022, received critical acclaim and notable airplay, including a tribute to Greta Thunberg on KEXP. Clare's music resonates deeply with listeners who seek to love themselves for who they truly are, making her an artist to watch in the contemporary indie pop scene.

Upcoming Plans

Following the release of "2 Steps In," Empress Eyes is set to continue her musical journey with more releases and live performances. Stay tuned for updates and new music from this promising artist.


Empress Eyes' "2 Steps In" is a testament to Clare’s artistic growth and her commitment to connecting with listeners through heartfelt and introspective music. Available now on all major streaming platforms, this single invites listeners to reflect on their own journey of self-discovery and healing.



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