Lily Allen is back in the spotlight, and pop music fans are excited. I know I can’t wait to hear her new album. But why did Lily – who swore she was done with the music industry for good – decide to come back? The last we’d heard upon her retirement, she was ready to spend her time concentrating on being a wife and mum. Turns out, that wasn’t so fulfilling after all and she really missed being creative.
Talking to NRJ.com, she revealed:
“Why did I choose to come back? I ran out of money! No, I’m joking! I thought I’d be a really happy mom just sitting at home, playing with my kids. That was my dream.
“I love my children, but I’m a very impatient, busy person naturally so two babies, neither of them can talk, it was quite boring! Staying at home all day talking to people that can’t talk back.”
“I didn’t realize how much of a creative person I am and that I need somewhere to put my creativity.”
I’m glad Lily was so honest (as always). I think a lot of people would feel guilty admitting that just being a mother wasn’t totally fulfilling in and of itself because they’d be afraid it would make it seem like they didn’t totally love their kids, which is silly. You can love your kids and want to do something for yourself, too – which all people with common sense know, of course. Love me some Lily Allen.
Also, ‘Air Balloon’ is a really good song.