Monday, February 23, 2009

It's not Lily Allen, It's you

Just in case you haven't heard, Lily Allen is back with her sophomore release, It's Not Me, It's You. If you were a fan of her first, as I was, the new one could take you either way. Still present are Lily's cutting lyrics, like on Not Fair (which you can listen to below):
There’s just one thing that’s getting in the way
When we go up to bed you’re just not good it’s such a shame
I look into your eyes I want to get to know you
And then you make this noise and it's apparent it’s all over.

It’s not fair and I think you're really mean
I think you're really mean
Yes I think you're really mean
Oh you're supposed to care but you never make me scream
You never make me scream
In terms of what is going on behind her though, it's certainly a bigger budget studio sound, and that's where it might lose its appeal for some listeners. Right now, I'm still in undecided territory, holding off on my decision to voting day.

If you decide that you like what you hear, when you buy the album, you also get access to their bits, so you can funk with them, mix them up any way you want, and submit them to Lily's site right here. Lily is also hitting the road here in the States in support of the album in April, dates below.

and an older one:

Lily Allen - Heart of Glass (Blondie cover) : live at SXSW, Waterloo Records, Austin, TX, 3/15/07

Visit her website, her label Capitol Records, and become her friend on MySpace.

Tour Dates

4/1 San Diego, CA House of Blues - San Diego
4/2 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
4/4 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
4/6 Seattle, WA The Showbox SODO
4/8 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
4/9 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
4/11 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
4/12 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
4/13 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
4/15 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
4/17 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
4/18 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of The Living Arts
4/19 Boston, MA House of Blues
4/20 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
4/22 Toronto, ONT Sound Academy

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