A new single release from Allie Jason brings on a crisp and breezy poop feel with contemporary undertones and a cinematic feel with honest lyrics that come through straight forward and tell a story nearly perfectly, a growing beat and a subtle and alluring approach that draws you in from the first few seconds.
"The Best Thing That I Ever Did" is compelling and touching in a way. it has this emotional drive, and the vocals have a freeing tonality that seems natural and open. Allie is welcoming and she has a way of grabbing you quickly as the song plays through with a dreamy undertone and touches of retro-pop and R&B as well.
The single makes for a radio friendly track and it does have this almost relaxing and calming style to it. It also has a colorful and vibrant aspect as well. The synths and keys have a quirk to them, and Allie performs with passion and heart which makes everything really work.
This was certainly the kind of song you can hear in the scene of a film. It has that dive behind it and the melodies and performances are absolutely charming.
The song makes you want more and more and it's great to hear something like this right now.
Something that feels good and has some truth to it. We all need that especially musically. We can connect with that.
With the release of such a wonderful single, we wanted to have a quick chat with Allie Jason to find out where this all came from and what may be next for the artist.
Here's what happened.
RAG: Okay so let's start with the "Best Thing That I Ever Did". This song has a great honest indie-pop feel to it! Where did this single come from? Allie: Thank you! Honestly it was triggered by a tough break-up. I was up all night working on it in a kind of trance/haze. Once the base was done I took a good amount of time with it, tweaking things here and there, re-recording, etc. So initially yes, it was created out of a seemingly dark time for me, filled with heavy emotions of loss and betrayal. I noticed as I was writing it, the “uplifting” message it was giving, and I remember thinking to myself, “this isn’t how I feel now, but I know this will resonate later.” RAG: So how did this all begin for you? When did you fall in love with music? Allie: Ever since I was a little kid, I wanna say 6, I just absolutely fell in love with all things creative. I loved to dance, so I took classes; I loved acting, so I took classes; guitar, singing, etc. I guess I just dove head first into it all starting at a very young age. I was absolutely sure it’s what I was meant to do. RAG: Who is in your headphones right now? Allie: I’m not currently listening to music right now, but if I were to choose in this moment to put something on, it would probably be “Death Rattle” by Troubadour Davis off of his new album. His entire discography is a GOOD listen. RAG: What inspires you to write a song? Allie: It tends to occasionally start with a physical feeling in my stomach and or full body. I might feel physically uncomfortable, have sensitive skin, or just be emotionally raw. Then whatever is causing it or whatever is connected to the feeling just spits out on the paper or in the beat. All of it seems to come at once as well, most of the time, even if it takes hours. I get locked onto the project until the basic idea of it all/first draft is done. A lot of my earlier stuff, however, were first takes. There was mixing involved but I decided I was finished a lot sooner than this recent single. I definitely gave, “Best Thing That I Ever Did,” a LOT of well deserved love. RAG: I'm hearing some great styles on this song. Who are some of your biggest musical influences? Allie: I’d say some influences I’ve gathered over the years pertaining to this new sound would be Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Lana Del Rey, Lorde, and Jim Morrison. RAG: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music? Allie: I work as a Student Support Director for teenagers at an alternative suspension program where I live. It’s a school year job so my summers are mainly dedicated to performing out live. I do, however, perform live in the off season as well. RAG: Would you say live performances are a big part of what you do? Allie: Yes, very much so. I’ve been playing out consistently for almost 7 years now, while just moving into solo starting about a year ago. I’ll also occasionally hop in with a couple buddies for some gigs as well. It’s a big part of my life and a big part of who I am not just as a artist, but as a person.
RAG: What can your fans expect from you in the near future? Allie: Consistency and elevation. Follow me on the journey. RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Allie: If you mean fans of my music, I would have to say thank you so much for taking the time to listen and enjoy what I put out there. What you’re getting is pieces of my soul, and it’s so heavily appreciated when it goes noticed. If you vibe with it, I vibe with you.