Prince stans and regular Okayplayers probably recognize Andy Allo. But for those who clicked on these new clips of the Purple-ous One covering Michael Jackson and generally going in during his live performance on Jimmy Kimmel last night, and wondered who the tall, stunning and gifted woman by his side is…Revivalist sat down with the singer, songrwiter and purple protége for a proper introduction. The exclusive profile that resulted finds Allo discussing her Cameroonian roots, the nature of her collaboration with Prince and sharing each other clothes (for serious, read on!). Get one of the more scandalous excerpts below, a taste of her singer-singwriter chops with the live acoustic performance after the jump and then hit the link at bottom to get more music & interview from Revivalist.
R: Do you have a craziest moment from your journey thus far?
AA: When I dressed up as Prince on the Europe tour. I dressed up as him and it was really dark. I wore his light-up shoes and I walked backwards to the front of the stage and everyone thought I was him. The whole crowd just went crazy! I had tied up my hair and then the lights come on and I went into “Foxy Lady” by Jimmy Hendrix. So yeah, it was dope.
R: Whose idea was it?
AA: I think we came up with it together. We actually shared each other’s clothes on tour. It was kind of just a running thing where I would wear some of his clothes and he’d wear some of mine. So it kind of just came about.