January 3, 2014 16:02

Lily Allen discusses new song 'Chipping Norton', about phone hacking scandal Lily Allen Tickets

Singer references Prime Minister David Cameron in new track

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Lily Allen has revealed that one song on her new album is about David Cameron, Rebekah Brooks and the phone hacking scandal.

Titled 'Chipping Norton', Allen tells Q that she wrote the song about a party she attended in 2011 at publicist Matthew Freud's house, held days before the Milly Dowler phone hacking scandal broke.

"It's a song about that party and our relationship with people that print newspapers," says Allen. "We shouldn't talk about that until that court case is over," she added, in reference to the ongoing trial.

Allen also reveals that she has written a song about the miscarriage she suffered in 2010, when she was six months pregnant.

Collaborators on the album include Kid Harpoon (Florence + The Machine, Jessie Ware) and DJ Dahi (Kendrick Lamar). Allen describes the sound of her new songs as being, "dreamy sounding, derived from trip-hop, while some of it's more electronic pop".

Allen recently hit out at showbiz culture, calling her famous peers "Botoxed celebrity idiots" and noting her disappointment with current stars for not being as exciting as the ones she grew up admiring.

The pop star, who went to Number One in 2013 with a cover of Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know' and Number Nine with comeback single proper 'Hard Out Here', is yet to announce full details of her third album, which she previously told NME will be released in 2014.

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