The singer reflects on her experiences at the festival where she met her husband
Lily Allen has unveiled the video for her track ‘As Long As I Got You’, which was filmed at this year’s Glastonbury Festival – watch it above.
The video shows the singer walking around the festival site, as well as shots of fans watching her Pyramid Stage performance. It begins with a tribute to the festival and her showing family photographs taken at Worthy Farm during her childhood. The last time she played at Glastonbury before this summer, she says, was when she met her husband, with whom she now has two children.
“Glastonbury has always been a huge part of my life, and I wanted to make this video there to celebrate the spirit of the festival and also to show how my life has changed since the last time I played there,” she said in a statement. “From being there as a child with my Dad, to my wilder days in the 2000s, to this year when I was back on the Pyramid stage, and taking my husband and own daughters along!”
‘As Long As I Got You’ features on Allen’s Number One album ‘Sheezus’ and follows the singles ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, ‘Hard Out Here’ and ‘Air Balloon’.
Earlier this week, Lily Allen criticised BBC Radio 1, after the station recently dropped her from its playlist. “The truth is nobody knows what the fuck they’re doing,” she said of the station. “They can pretend they’ve got a formula that works and [that] they ‘know’ they’re exactly in control of the game but they’re just not. No one knows.”
Allen, who stepped in to headline Latitude festival this weekend (July 17) in place of Two Door Cinema Club, also hit out at sexism in the music industry. She said: “The music industry is run mainly by elder males. It sits better with them to be able to assert their power and control over something that they see as weak and I think they probably see women as weak.”