Get to know literal shining star and L.A. via Toronto based singer Allie X in this throwback Tête-à-tête. We caught up with her in between golf cart rides at Osheaga for a quickie Q&A session (and couldn’t take our eyes off of her outfit).
What’s the best part about playing a festival like Osheaga?
I really like riding in the golf cart that takes me from my trailer to the stage or to my interviews. I also really like dressing up and how there’s a really big crew to lift all your gear for you. And sometimes the catering is good, but sometimes it’s not.
How’s the catering here?
I haven’t tried it yet but everyone says that it’s amazing. I saw like huge legs of lamb on my way here so that’s kind of impressive.
Can you tell us about what you’re wearing?
Yes, I’m happy to say that I’m wearing a piece by a good friend of mine named Renata Morales, if you’re from Montreal you’ve probably heard of her. She’s also letting me sleep at her house! So, yay Renata!
Do you know what the inspiration was behind this piece?
I believe that it was created originally for an art video but then it wasn’t used and then she modified it for me for the show.
You obviously have a certain aesthetic, you look amazing! What does the ‘X’ World look like?
The ‘X’ world looks however you want it to look. My expression of X is… I love the juxtaposition between the bitter and the sweet. You know, metallic and the matte. I love images that are grotesque but also beautiful at the same time. I love ironic imagery, understated. I’m kind of partial towards the Goth aesthetic but I never like it to be straight up Goth, I kind of like it better if there’s a bit of pastel in there or something.
What were you listening to when you were fifteen?
Normally I don’t even speak too much about my past, but I will say I was probably listening to the soundtrack to the musical ‘Cabaret’ by Kander and Ebb.
Thanks to Shure Canada for on-the-go audio equipment that was used to record this interview!