premiere: preview Allie X’s “GOOD”
We’re not typically into the concept of the “song teaser” as a general rule, but the masterfully executed “xamples” that Toronto pop star/enigma Allie X has been rolling out as a preview of her forthcoming debut record CollXtion are a decided, unequivocal exception. Allie X’s unstoppable previous singles “Catch“, “Bitch“, and “Prime” emerged from seemingly out of nowhere, fully formed; pristine, highly emotional pop with an unsettling edge and soaring, enduring hooks that we still can’t shake after countless plays over the past year. And the new material — particularly that anthemic and kind of devastating chorus on future hit “GOOD” — sounds every bit as massive and affecting. Photography by Yoshino. CollXtion is out April 7.