TEXT IAN DAVID MONROE
WELCOME TO THE SCENE ALLIE X, THE POPULAR GIRL’S OUTSPOKEN CONFIDANT
May 8th, 2014. It’s no secret that V have a love for ladies in pop, and the newest girl on our radar is Canadian native via Los Angeles, Allie Hughes, aka Allie X. The Katy Perry-approved singer has been steadily dropping sassy summer jams since February, and her latest track, “Bitch,” is her best yet. Previous songs with their anthemic choruses, bubblegum melodies and overstated synth drew comparisons to CHVRCHES and Icona Pop, but “Bitch” is a darker, muted track that follows more closely in the vein of iamamiwhoami and Crystal Castles than any pure-pop performer, with paradoxical lines like “I’m your bitch, you’re my bitch.” You know Allie X already: she’s the weird girl with the best shoes—who everyone else secretly wishes they were brave enough to befriend, bitch.