With vibes of Chvrches, Ellie Goulding, and pre-Silent Shout Knife, singer-songwriter Allie X brings her airy yet edgy electro-pop to Heaven, London on 4 June 2020
The Canadian began making music in her hometown of Toronto in the mid-2000s, playing with local bands and writing and recording a handful of self-released albums. In July of 2013, she moved to Los Angeles with the intention of becoming a full-time songwriter after signing a publishing deal.
She continued to work on her own material, by herself and with Billboard and Cirkut, a pair of producers affiliated with hitmaker Dr. Luke. In February 2014 she released her debut single, "Catch" (which cleverly compared heartbreak to illness), online to praise from sources as varied as Time Magazine and Katy Perry. A month later, the brassy, brittle "Prime" arrived. In April 2015 she released her debut EP, CollXtion I, a set of seven songs supplemented by visuals and a comic. That year, she also worked on Troye Sivan's Blue Neighbourhood, touring with the Australian singer in 2016. The following year, Allie X issued the singles "Casanova" and "That's So Us," which were featured on her debut full-length, CollXtion II (Twin Music). A Banx & Ranx remix of the album track "Lifted" arrived in early 2018. Later that year, she issued Super Sunset, an eight-track set that included the singles "Girl of the Year" and "Little Things." ~ Heather Phares