Music Is: LAMC’s Rising Stars Series – An Evening with Allie X (Preview)
LAMC Productions has announced the arrival of iconoclastic pop darling Allie X in Singapore for the very first time this December, performing live at The Crossroads, Clarke Quay, as part of the 7th edition of LAMC’s Rising Star Series.
Recognized for her crystalline voice, Allie X has been dubbed as the shiniest of undiscovered gems bubbling under the surface of the contemporary scene. For the Canadian singer-songwriter, every project is a full-blown artistic production, and has essentially cultivated a brand of indie pop she describes as “detuned dream pop” or even, as drag queen Sasha Velour once said, “gaudy North American goth pop.”
Accompanying her ever-evolving sound are her requisite avant-garde visual elements, allowing her to have cultivated a portfolio that establishes her as a multifaceted creative force to be reckoned with. The synth-pop maven is currently on tour, opening for both Marina (of Marina and the Diamonds) and Charli XCX as well as headlining in Asia. She has also just finished an opening stint for Hayley Kiyoko’s tour. As one of the biggest LGBTQ allies in the music industry, Allie X has featured drag stars Violet Chachki and Biblegirl in her music videos and has co-writes on several of Troye Sivan’s songs — including his recent buzz track, “The Good Side.”
Drawing comparisons to Chvrches, Ellie Goulding, and pre-Silent Shout Knife with her
airy yet edgy electro-pop, Allie X made her debut in early 2014 with a pair of attention-grabbing singles, “Catch” and “Prime.” Her single “Catch” rose to prominence after pop singer Katy Perry referred to it as her “spring jam” on social media.
The sun is rising on a new era of music from Allie X. She recently unveiled the music video for her tracks ‘Fresh Laundry,’ and ‘Rings A Bell’ giving fans a first look at the follow-up to her breakout 2018 project ‘Super Sunset’. Her new work was created within the span of a few, whirlwind weeks a literal world away from the hook-driven writing rooms of Los Angeles. Thanks to the help of like-minded Swedish producer Oscar Görres and co-writer James Alan Ghaleb, lead single ‘Fresh Laundry’ unfurled into a gaudily melancholic, whimsical encapsulation of the surreal world Allie always dreamed of belonging to.
A carefully constructed meditation on universal themes of identity and belonging, most
importantly, her new work is also a declaration of the autonomy we have when it comes
to redefining ourselves and our place in the world. And though Allie herself may still on a journey toward reconciling with her past, by allowing herself to continue exploring the margins of contemporary pop, she’s ended up finding herself, at last, a little bit closer to home.
Allie X plays on 6th December 2019 at The Crossroads, Clarke Quay. Tickets available from SISTIC