Saturday, 5 November 2011


Lily Allen is a British pop singer, musician, songwriter and also a fashion designer. She has a very short discography but it is full of hits and awards. “Alright, Still” is the name of her first album, released in July 2006. Allen has said she cringes now when listening to tracks from “Alright, Still”, as it reminds her that she was a "sort of over-excitable teenager who desperately wanted attention" when she wrote it.
Her first single “Smile” reached the top position in UK Singles Chart.
Then, in 2009 “It’s Not Me, It’s You” was released and debuted at the number one position in UK, Canada and Australia. From this album, I would like to highlight the song “Him”. In this song, Allen reflects about society and criticizes it. However, what she basically does during the song is to question religion and things that people do in the name of God. “It’s Not Me, It’s You” took Allen to a different direction as she wanted to write about things which were relevant to her, but also universal. That explains why, in her last work, we can find references to racism, ageism, drug dependency, premature ejaculation, etc.
As I mentioned before, she has a short discography but her sense of humour, personality, musical style and mainly her histrionics, make her one of my favourite artist.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Erin ! I agree that she is a brilliant singer. However I think that 20th century music has not achieved the 19th century music in level and quality yet. The Betles, Pink Floyd, Ramones, Queen, The Rolling Stones and many other successful bands created cultural movements. Nowadays bands and singers are not as influential as in the previous century. What do you think ?