Allegra

FRESH: ‘Do What I Want’ – Allegra

Allegra does what she wants!

The hotly anticipated new release from the girl with the courage to reinvent both Dua Lipa and Billie Eilish hits is finally about to drop. Allegra, a young woman with the determination to start a recording career in her teenage years, and the talent to pull it off, is returning with an anthem of defiance and power in “Do What I Want”. From the first line “boxes are meant for breaking” it’s clear Allegra is here with a purpose – to stake her claim as an inimitable new pop act to watch. “Do What I Want” is an impassioned statement from a young woman forging her own path in the cutthroat music industry, someone who will stop at nothing to make her voice heard.

Beginning with a syncopated bass line, a crisp snare and an irresistibly catchy hand-clap beat, “Do What I Want” takes inspiration from the tropical house-pop beats of her fore-runners (acts such as JUSTIN BIEBER and DRAKE) and mixes in a flavour of feminine purpose (a la ARIANA GRANDE) with Allegra’s effortless vocals. The build up to the chorus features luscious vocal harmonies and the hook is a burst of colourful instrumentation, featuring beat-boxing sound effects and explosive melody.

Beginning her musical journey from a very young age, her interest in composing and writing grew throughout her childhood. Her tastes evolved and her talents were honed, and it was at the tender age of fourteen that she fully immersed herself in the world of dance-pop. Known for her innovative and beautifully-shot cover versions of the latest pop hits, the now- eighteen year-old’s YouTube videos have been getting loads of love with each new release. Allegra innovates when it comes to putting her own stamp on cover versions. Never one to be content with the obvious choices, during her cover for Billie Eilish’s “Everything I Wanted”, Allegra uses de-tuned guitars and has them percussively played using a timpani mallet.

Allegra’s previous single, “All About Us“, was produced by Scott Stodart of the hit-making Audiofreaks Stable, and was an unequivocally global success, hitting No.1 on countless iTunes charts (including Italy and Canada, and #6 in the US), and No.7 on the US Billboard Dance Charts. Now, with critics chomping at the bit to hear new original material from the teenage prodigy, Allegra releases “Do What I Want” in partnership with RADIKAL RECORDS.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!