Acclaimed dark pop singer Allie X has released the captivating official video for “Paper Love,” the lead single from her debut album COLLXTION II. WATCH HERE. The hypnotic, pastel-hued visual finds the singer transformed into a pristine porcelain doll who disrupts a vignette of Americana-draped familial fantasy. As the characters take turns silently interacting with the doll, the relationship turns macabre – reflecting the song’s darker undertones of loneliness and loss of control.
“Initially, when I spoke with director Renata Raksha about what we envisioned for the video, we both agreed we wanted to express a kind of transformation as well as a paralysis,” revealed Allie Xon the inspiration behind the video. “Becoming a doll who is gradually defaced was a perfect representation of these ideas. Also, I sometimes feel as a female, that becoming a doll-like creature is a way to become more likeable and beloved. Hairless, quiet, composed, unopinionated…I often feel pressure to hide my fieriness or unattractiveness to achieve this image. The video in part is a reminder to myself that acting this way is unsustainable and can be very damaging and it is better to be myself.”
Allie X unleashed the masterful COLLXTION II this spring via Twin Music, uniting raw moments of dark alt-pop splendor, heartfelt lyrics of loneliness and longing and glossy, danceable beats that found both critical acclaim and a devoted fanbase on the dancefloor. CLICK HERE to listen to COLLXTION II via Spotify, where “Paper Love” has already reached over 4+ million streams, and CLICK HERE to purchase via iTunes. In support of the album, Allie X will embark on a select run of North American tour dates – see full routing below and CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!
Allie X‘s stunning debut, 2015’s critically acclaimed EP COLLXTION I, caught the attention of Pitchfork, The FADER, Stereogum, Nylon and more and made fans out of Katy Perry and Troye Sivan, who Allie X recently supported on his North American tour after co-writing a number of songs on his debut album including hit single “Youth.”
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