Hear the singer's new work now
Lily Allen has posted two new songs online.
The singer – who also shows off her recently dyed blonde locks on a new photo – has put tracks ‘I Could Say’ and ‘I Don’t Know’ on her MySpace site.
Introducing the new songs – and look – Allen wrote on her blog: “I’m a blondie and loving it and I’ve been working hard in the studio. I posted a couple of new songs on the player for you all to have a listen to and get an idea of my new direction, they are just at a demo stage so don’t be too hard on them.
“I’ll probably swap some others around and play you stuff as I do it in the studio, like I did last time round. And there’ll also be a new mixtape soon, I hope you enjoy this shizzle.”
As for the tracks themselves, ‘I Don’t Know’ is a treatise against modern celebrity – where consumerism and staying thin are the overriding goal.
Its biting lyrics – “I wanna be rich and I want lots of money/I don’t care about being clever or funny/I’ll take me clothes off and it will be shameless/Cause everyone knows that’s how you get famous” – paint a portrait of a reality show/trustafarian type of celebrity.
Musically it ditches the sunshine reggae of her debut with a sound that recalls William Orbit‘s work with All Saints, like the 2000 Number One single ‘Pure Shores’.
Meanwhile ‘I Could Say’ is a piano ballad about a happy break-up. Musically it continues the 1990s electro sound of ‘I Don’t Know’, and takes its cue from Allen‘s cover of Keane‘s ‘Everybody’s Changing’.