Lily Allen agrees her songs are 'docile pop rubbish'

SARAH THOMAS
Last updated 14:27 12/03/2014
Lily Allen

DOCILE POP RUBBISH: Singer Lily Allen

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British pop star Lily Allen has blamed her record label and radio stations for not pushing the best tracks off her new album, after a fan slammed her new tracks as "docile pop rubbish".

Despite overwhelmingly positive reviews of songs already released from her forthcoming album Sheezus, she fired back an intriguing response to a Twitter follower.

New album Sheezus, which she says is named as an homage to Kanye West and his Yeezus album, will be out on May 2.

The first single, Hard Out Here has racked up almost 23 million YouTube views. The other singles already out are Air Balloon, L8 CMMR and Our Time.

In the video for her new single Our Time kisses herself, fights and vomits into her handbag.

The promo is set in the back of a black London taxi, with Allen heading home after a night out clubbing. She is joined by other characters, all played by herself, and all three dance, smoke and drink in the back of the cab.

The video takes a bizarre turn when Allen becomes embroiled in a fist fight with a new character - herself dressed up as a hot dog - outside a fast food joint, complete with hair pulling, crying and police intervention.

The taxi scene descends into mayhem towards the end with a girl-on-girl kiss and Allen vomiting.

She told British chat show host Michael McIntyre on Monday, somewhat self-deprecatingly, that she saw herself as not that popular in the UK and considered France and Australia as her "biggest territories".

Allen hit headlines earlier this week for saying that feminism "shouldn't even be a thing anymore", a statement reflecting her view that equality for women is standard and doesn't require a separate term.

"What's the man version of feminism? There isn't even a word for it. Menanism. Male-ism. It doesn't exist," she said.

Sheezus is out on Regal Recordings on May 2.

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- Sydney Morning Herald

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