By Vanessa B
Some animalistic artistry this week from the fierce and savage Allusia, drag queen extraordinaire, as she present her recent EP “Animal Nature“. The anticipated release follows on the tail of Allusia’s first single, “Psycho Pony”, an unadulterated, provocative party anthem that heralded the freaky fever dream that is “Animal Nature”. Basic instincts, carnal desire and wildly liberated emotion abound on this audacious electro/dance album.
Whilst exploring “Animal Nature”, expect to discover bombastic rhythms, peacockish posturing, and adventurous basslines that will hold you captive while Allusia lays it down, with vocals that bay, growl and purr, brimming with attitude. (The cutesy but claws-out ditty “Murder Kitty” is our personal favourite.)
A seasoned professional, Allusia enters her musical career having already slain the West Hollywood nightlife scene, sharing the stage with Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, La Bouche, and Bright Lights. This is in addition to having appeared in movies and tv shows including AJ And The Queen, Bones, Glow, and Dorothy to name a few. She holds several residencies, and was also the youngest co-chair of Olympia Gay Pride, striving to make the world a better place for the queer community.
Allusia has also kindly shared with us some insight into her top 5 musical influences that have inspired her along the way. Be sure to check them out, along with “Animal Nature” below.
Cyndi Lauper has always been one of my top five inspirations. She’s completely unafraid to be authentically herself in everything she does. Her bold fashion, her ever-changing hair, the way she crosses from genre to genre. She’s completely in charge of what she does.
Tina Turner has also been an inspiration since day one. Always presenting such ferocious strength and confidence. Her stage presence has always been something that dazzled me.
Robyn is another constant favorite of mine. She started her own record label so she could make the art that she wanted to make. I love anyone that says fuck what you tell me to do, I’m going to do it my way. And the way her music can make you dance and cry at the same time is incredible
Roisin Murphy of course. Such bold unique artistry.
Matmos is another inspiration of mine. They changed the way I look at music. Showing that there really aren’t any rules that you have to follow. You can combine anything you want to get the sound you need.