Allie X and Troye Sivan have been working together for a while now, having two co-written a significant portion of Sivan’s two studio albums, but they somehow have yet to actually get on a track with one another. At least, until just recently.
On Friday (December 6th), the 34-year-old songstress released her latest single “Love Me Wrong,” via Twin Music, presenting a down-tempo duet with none other than Sivan himself. The pair sing to one another about what it means to grow up different and not be accepted for who they are, but find comfort in each other. They finally link up on the final line: “Oh I’ll never be / How you remember me / So I’d rather be / In your memory.”
In a statement released with the new song, Allie said that she wanted to convey what it felt like to be fundamentally “misunderstood” by your family while growing up. “You know that they love you, but not for the full person you are,” she said. “The relationship between a parent and child is so intense and layered, that it was liberating to put it into the simple phrase ‘you love me wrong’ and repeat it over and over in the chorus of this song.” Check out the high-powered duo’s creation below.