Despite how it may seem to others, Allie X knows exactly what she’s doing.
In fact, she is Underrated Pop Queen who has recently made a promise to keep dropping pop greatness on us from her upcoming album Super Sunset on a monthly basis, single by single.
On “Science,” co-written alongside her frequent collaborator LELAND, Allie‘s kicking up the pace a bit, supplying heaven-sent pop melodies (“We just know-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow how/ Holding me real tight/ This beautiful alliance“) and catchy chants (“Right down, Right down to a science“) above punchy drums, shimmering waves of infectious ’80’s synths and cosmic atmospherics. There’s something especially majestic once she launches into that dreamy, melancholy chorus — a real stars-align moment of top-notch lyricism, songcraft and production all at once.
This one might be my personal favorite of the bunch… of the ones we’ve already been given so far, anyway. She’s in her “prime,” indeed.