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Allie X Wears Neon For Stripped Version of ‘Paper Lover’

Allie X Wears Neon For Stripped Version of ‘Paper Lover’

Allie X, Paper Lover

A little twang goes a long way. 

It's rare these days that pop stars are willing to shed the armor of their synth-laden tracks and put out an acoustic version of one of their songs. Add that to the list of what sets Allie X apart in today's contemporary pop landscape.

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With the singer's latest album, CollXtion II, still very fresh in people's minds, it's a bold move to draw attention away from a strong single, but one Allie is pulling off. "'Paper Love' is about self-sacrifice and knowing that someone or something is going to rip you apart like paper, and you're in a vulnerable state, but just doing it anyway," she told OUT. "I backlogged it in my brain as something I'd like to finish and explore at some point, and then last summer I pursued it."

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A true deviation from the dimly, shakily lit lyric video of the original version of "Paper Lover," the acoustic version's video is vibrant, with Allie's face seen through green cellophane, color-blocked backgrounds, and bold lip colors. Watch the audibly toned-down, visibly turned-up version, below.

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