Drawing from the diversity of her early life growing up in the heart of downtown Toronto, a l l i e has gradually created a world all her own through an idiosyncratic approach to songwriting. Inspired by the vintage sounds of classic soul crooners like Otis Redding and Etta James, and equally infatuated with experimental modern artists like Flying Lotus and Little Dragon, she began to craft a sound that evokes feelings of both past and future.
Since the release of her debut EP Strange Creature in 2013, she has attracted international attention from key tastemakers and music lovers alike. In 2014, she became one of the first Canadians to be chosen as a Red Bull Sound Select artist, and as a result has supported international acts such as SZA, Kelela, Tink and more.
In 2015, she continued to fan the flames by collaborating with prominent producers including Nick Wisdom (Bastard Jazz), Da-P (Soulection), and Elaquent (HW&W) on her newest EP Moonlust.
Her full-length album, Nightshade, was released on July 21, 2017. Okayplayer named a l l i e "a chosen act meant to take experimental sounds to the next level." Exclaim gave the album 8 out of 10, saying "the Toronto-based a l l i e has been touted as one to watch for a few years now, and Nightshade further validates the designation."
With the success of Nightshade, it's clear that a l l i e is just getting started!