Allie X is one of the biggest LGBTQ allies in the music industry. The synth-pop maven just finished an opening stint for Hayley Kiyoko’s tour, has featured drag stars Violet Chachki and Biblegirl in her music videos and has co-writes on several of Troye SIvan’s songs -- including his recent buzz track, “The Good Side.” This month, she’ll make her Pride circuit debut, performing at festivals in Washington, D.C. (June 8), and Los Angeles (June 10).
Ahead of her performances, the electropop mastermind has released “Focus,” one of her most straightforward love songs to date. Allie X talked to Billboard about the inspiration behind her "apocalyptic" new single and her deep connection with the LGBTQ community: “I try to be careful with my words because sometimes I almost say ‘our community,’ then I’m like, ‘no girl, you can’t say that. You haven’t endured the struggle of a queer person.’"