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Allie X: Love Me Wrong

Progressive pop singer/songwriter Allie Hughes previews a new album with a powerful new single. Guest vocals from Troye Sivan help add emotional heft.

Allie X: Love Me Wrong

By Kerry Doole

Allie X -  Love Me Wrong- ft Troye Sivan (Independent): Toronto progressive pop singer/songwriter Allie Hughes (aka Allie X) returns with a powerful new single, from the forthcoming album, Cape God.


It was written with longtime collaborator Troye Sivan and Leland and Bram Inscore, and a press release explains that it was initially composed for film. Allie X comments that "It is a song about being misunderstood by your family or loved ones. You know that they love you, but not for the full person you are. The relationship between a parent and child is so intense and layered that it was liberating to put it into the simple phrase ‘you love me wrong’ and repeat it over and over in the chorus of this song”.

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The track starts off in hushed tones, with X and then Sivan taking the vocal lead. The production gradually swells in intensity, with backing vocals and keyboards, then fades away into the ether. Compelling stuff.

Hughes was active on the Toronto scene before moving to LA in 2013 to concentrate on songwriting, after participating in the Canadian Film Centre Slaight Music Residency. 

Also an accomplished actress, Hughes has co-written songs with Ron Sexsmith, Broken Social Scenester Brendan Canning, and many others, and had songs placed in film and TV. She co-wrote a number of songs on Troye Sivan's debut album, including the hit single Youth. Her 2017 full-length album debut, COLLXTION II, was well-received.

Allie X recently completed a tour with Marina this fall across the US and Europe and played select US dates with Charli XCX, followed by four Asian shows.  

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Publicity: Amanda McCauley, Indoor Recess

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