Back in Australia from this Monday, Lily Allen has an autobiography, a comeback third album, and most recently a pop chart bothering fourth record. That’s a fair story so far of rise and fall back and rise again. As Wind Back Wednesday recalls, a decade ago there was already one big wave she was riding and her 2009 shows in Australia were a sign that there might just be a lot more to talk about. LILY ALLEN Hordern Pavilion, June 9 I think Lily Allen is starting to believe. Tw
LILY ALLEN No Shame (Warner) Can you have your cake and eat it, as Lily Allen discusses in the final song here, a few minutes of not so much self-help as self-sampling called Cake? This album may be proof the answer is no, but not necessarily for the reasons Allen talks about. “Don't let anyone ever tell you who you are/Or can and can't become,” she sings to young women who may yet “get a piece of that patriarchy pie”, but not without “tears, drawn out fights” along the way.
In a few days Lily Allen releases her new album, a fourth. Eleven years ago she wasn’t sure there would be a second. She wasn’t sure she wanted more, or that we might. “I can't sing about how awful my life being famous is because no one wants to hear that,” she said. In this interview conducted shortly before she came to Australia to perform at the Big Day Out she makes it clear the only thing she is sure of is she wants to get away and hide. And this was before the real dram