Allie X, I’m your bitch! Hey, that’s how the song goes… But seriously, the Beasts had the privilege to see this rising star from Toronto perform her set at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn last night, and we were truly blown away. The dark pop princess brings a stellar performance, with elements of art and fashion intertwined. Behind those shades lies a girl on the precipice of something Xtraordinary.
Don’t let the pop label fool you. Allie is a classically trained pianist, and her background is clearly present in her sophisticated compositions and arrangements. Her lyrics speak to a generation that has been disillusioned by the rapid disintegration of social norms, from sexuality to drug use, but does so in an empowering way. It’s a high form of art disguised as commercial.
She began writing songs as ‘Allie Hughes’ back in 2006 and just recently released her first EP as Allie X in April. The move notes a culmination of a journey that has taken her from humble Canadian roots to the glamour of Los Angeles, where she works professionally as a songwriter. Though the road has been long, the journey has just begun.
The packed house and roaring applause was just a small indication of the fate of this sensational performer. Expect big things from Allie X and if ever she passes through your town, be sure to check her out. You will be blown away, I promise.