Toronto, ON based singer/songwriter, a l l i e will be releasing her debut LP entitled Nightshade on July 21. In advance of the album release, she has unveiled the lead single, “Bad Habits” to the world. We are happy to present with you our newest segment of Five Questions With featuring this talented Canadian artist. Enjoy!
Photo credit: Che Kothari
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
I go by a l l i e, and I’m a singer/songwriter from Toronto.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My writing style is all about improvisation and seeing where the production carries me. I like to surprise myself, and when I freestyle I end up revealing things to myself that I didn’t even know I was thinking. It’s like sinking into my subconscious and seeing what I surface with. I find I get the most honest results with this approach because I don’t have time to edit myself.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We’ve got some shows that will be announced closer to the drop, and I’m so excited to perform these new songs. When I perform it’s all about the energy in the room and how I can shape that. I’m always thinking about healing through sound. Music is the most healing aspect of my life, and I want people to get a sense of that whenever I perform.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Currently I’m really feeling “Broken Telephone” off the new album.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
I gotta say all the producers on my album because they’re all incredible Canadian artists who deserve more shine. Also been vibing to Jessie Reyez lately, she’s a badass.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.