Lily Allen Announces New Album Sheezus
In an interview with Graham Norton, Lily Allen announced the name to her upcoming album: SHEEZUS. Allen said “it’s a confident title choice and a little nod to Kanye West.” “It’s an homage, not a piss take,” wrote the singer on her Twitter account while posting a promotional photo (pictured right) for the album. Sheezus is Allen’s first full length output since 2009’s It’s Not Me, It’s You that spawned several hit songs (“The Fear,” “F*ck You”.)
Last year, “Hard Out Here,” the first (then unknown) single to the album caused a stir with the video’s depiction of scantily clad women that parodied Robin Thicke’s widely-controversial “Blurred Lines.” Allen received backlash for the video, with some claiming it as specifically offensive to women of color; but Allen refused to apologize, while others acknowledged that the song overall is on point with its depiction of gender in the industry. With the recent track “Air Balloon,” the singer opted for a friendlier sound that did not take a jab at the music industry and instead brought listeners back to the familiar style of Allen’s debut album, Alright, Still.
Sheezus is available this spring via Parlophone. The two singles from Sheezus are out now on iTunes.