Lily Allen on new album: 'There's some feminist vibes going on'

"It's not an earnest 'I'm a mum' record," says singer

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Lily Allen has revealed that her new album has some "feminist vibes coming on".

The singer has previously hinted that her long-awaited new LP would be released next year, and confirmed her return to music with the launch of a new official website last month (August 30). She also seemingly confirmed that she will continue to use her maiden name 'Allen' for her music career, despite claiming in August last year that she would be changing her professional name to Lily Rose Cooper.

Now, in an interview with Hello, Allen has spoke about the progress of the album and what fans can expect. "It's not an earnest 'I'm a mum' kind of record," she said. "It's empowering. There's some feminist vibes going on. It's the same old me with a bit of swearing going on. Good choruses, key changes here and there – that's it!"

Allen also said she was nervous about returning to the spotlight after her long absence from the music industry, stating: "I'm really nervous because I haven't been on stage for a really long time. I'm actually really scared. The music thing is great – creating is what I do. But being catapulted back into the limelight is something I'm anxious about, mainly because I've got two children now. It's not just me – I've got family to think about."

Previously, Allen had claimed that the album was "shaping up pretty well" and said it will feature songs "about babies and nappies". The singer gave birth to her second child, Marnie, on January 8 this year. She made her chart comeback last month (July) with a "featuring" appearance on Pink's latest single 'True Love', which has peaked at Number 16 on the UK's Official Singles Chart. Allen also makes a cameo in the track's video, which you can click to watch below.

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