Allie X Shares New Single “Devil I Know”

Allie X, will release her new album, Cape God on February 21st
Allie X "The Devil I Know"

Allie X, will release her new album, Cape God on February 21st. Today, the singer/songwriter has given fans a treat with a taste, with the album track “Devil I Know.”

“The lyrics to Devil I Know follow my inner dialogue as I address my abuser directly. ‘Everytime I take your lead feels like a curse. Everytime I try to stop, feels even worse. Baby you’re the devil I know. Better than the devil I don’t…,” explains Allie X. “What the listener realizes as the song goes on, is that I am actually singing to myself as the perpetrator, inflicting all my own suffering. ‘I could scream somebody help me out. But the wicked one is me.’ This is a song about your own inner demons, how difficult it is to quiet them, and how easy it is to stay embraced in their arms.”

Cape God is due for release on February 21 via Twin Music, the album features Mitski (on Susie Save Your Love) and Troye Sivan (on Love Me Wrong). Cape God is a carefully constructed meditation on universal themes of identity and belonging and, most importantly, a declaration of the autonomy we have when it comes to redefining ourselves and our place in the world. Allie subverts the notion of Cape Cod – the East Coast playground of elite insiders – and plunges listeners into a gloomy, grandiose fantasy world where anxiety-ridden outsiders take center stage. Against a backdrop of darkly dreamlike production, she recalls teenage alienation and rethinks ostracization as a vehicle to unite rather than isolate.

“I was waiting for the right moment and place and maturity level where I could comfortably and accurately put these feelings into song,” Allie X explains. “This sort of margin in time and space helped me dive in and explore some repressed childhood feelings.”

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Live Dates

North America

3/22 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – Voodoo Room
3/23 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory OC – Constellation Room
3/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
3/26 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
3/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
3/28 – Seattle, WA @ The Sunset
3/31 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
4/1 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
4/2 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/4 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
4/5 – Boston, MA @ Sonia
4/7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Avant Gardner
4/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Black Box at Underground Arts
4/9 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
4/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
4/12 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
4/15 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
4/16 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – Cambridge Room
4/18 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
4/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
4/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

Europe/UK

5/28 – Milan, Italy @ Arci Ohibo
5/30 – Berlin, Germany @ Privat Club
5/31 – Cologne, Germany @ JAKI Club
6/1 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg Upstairs
6/4 – London, UK @ Heaven
6/6 – London, UK @ Mighty Hoopla Festival