Lily Allen has been teasing a comeback for a while now, and I was beginning to get slightly impatient, when all of a sudden I heard her voice in the new John Lewis Christmas ad. Sure, she was doing a cover of a Keane song, but it was cute and seasonal and a start, dammit. Lucky for us, we got an original Lily track a week later in the form of her new single, ‘Hard Out Here’.
Oh man, is this song excellent. Classic Lily sarcasm and sass with a whole lot of truth. You didn’t REALLY think she was going to come back to music and just start playing the game without calling out all the bullshit, right? Cos that’s definitely not the case. ‘Hard Out Here’ pokes fun at – and takes serious issue with – the state of the industry, especially as it applies to women. You could say it’s “empowering” – I’m sure Lily would.
What do you think of the new track? Are you excited for Lily’s comeback? (Note: This vid is pretty NSFW!)