Lily Allen says her new songs are going to be about ‘babies and nappies’

Singer speaks about third album plans at Ivors

Lily Allen has claimed that her new album will feature songs about “babies and nappies”.

The singer has been secretive about material for her new record so far and has refused to give too much away about progress on the follow-up to her 2009 album ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’. But speaking to Metro at yesterday’s Ivor Novellos, she said that she was now inspired by different topics than when she first began writing songs.

“I wouldn’t say it’s been easy. It hasn’t been hard,” she said of the current writing sessions. “It’s just been different because my pool of inspiration is so different to what it was nine or 10 years ago.”

Allen, who also confirmed she was “writing my third album at the moment” and said it was “shaping up pretty well”, may have caused some offence to the Ivor Novellos bods when she spoke about the special use she’s found for her own two awards, which she bagged at the ceremony in 2010. “They actually are used as doorsteps in my house,” she said. “They are my most prized possession but I do use them so that they are seen every day.”

In October last year, Allen told NME that although she’d been “tinkering away” in the studio, she would not release any music until she was satisfied the new material was “amazing”. She was at yesterday’s Ivor Novellos to present an award to Alt-J, who took home the Album Award. Noel Gallagher, The Maccabees and Calvin Harris also took home gongs from the bash, which was held in London.