‘Boxes are meant for breaking’. From the very first line, you know definitely-one-to-watch Allegra’s new single means business. ‘Do What I Want’ is an anthem of power, authenticity, resilience, grab-it-by-the-horns gusto. With the catchiest beat you ever did hear.
You’ll probably know Allegra from her innovative covers of Billie Eilish’s ‘Everything I Wanted’ (remember the mallets and the de-tuned guitars?!) and Sam Smith’s ‘How Do You Sleep’ (melody played out on bottles, much?) and Dua Lipa’s ‘Physical’ (dare we say it’s better than the original? Go on, you say it!), so you know she’s not your common-or-garden pop star.
Definitely not afraid of colour, Allegra’s upbeat, fresh, zingy take on pop is never knowingly not accompanied by all the neons, sparkles (and yellow rubber ducks) she can get her hands on, and the video for ‘Do What I Want’ – which has clocked up over 200,000 views on YouTube in no time at all – is no exception. It’s the witty breath of fresh air we all need right now. Which is pretty much what Allegra was thinking when she came up with this defiant slice of pop in her bedroom, against a backdrop of lockdown.
With a killer base line, disco-happy hand claps you won’t be able to get out of your head and a hook that we promise will suck you right in, ‘Do What I Want’ is the confident, accomplished follow-up to the #7 Billboard Dance hit ‘All About Us’ we’ve been waiting for. And it’s catchier than… oh, this is where you insert your very own cliché.
This new GUZ remix is a dancefloor-filler, with pounding beats and infectious hooks. Whilst we may not be able to get down to it in the clubs right now, we’re certainly adding this one to the playlist for our next bedroom dance party. Turn it up!