Lily Allen reflects on ‘Sheezus’: ‘Maybe the songs aren’t good enough?’

Singer is critical of third studio album, saying she 'can't wait' to record new music

Lily Allen has questioned the quality of material on her latest album ‘Sheezus’ while also suggesting that she suffered from a lack of confidence while making the album.

While ‘Sheezus’ entered the Official UK Album Chart at Number One when it was released in April, Allen’s return to the music world has not been entirely smooth with her latest single, ‘URL Badman’, entering the Official Singles Chart at Number 93 this past week (July 20).

In a new interview, Allen speaks frankly about her current status in the music industry and asked if, “Maybe the songs aren’t good enough?”


“I put my trust in other people, which I don’t usually do,” Allen told The Mirror. “I usually go with my own gut feeling but maybe I wasn’t feeling as confident as I have in the past because of all the hormones.

“The first thing I came back with was ‘Hard Out Here’ and that was important to me, a real statement of intent, even though you couldn’t put it on the radio over here because it had too much swearing. Maybe the songs aren’t good enough this time, who knows? I just know I can’t wait to get back into the studio.”

Allen recently made headlines after feeling the ire of angry Two Door Cinema Club fans as she was drafted in to replace the Irish band as headliner of this year’s Latitude Festival. The pop star went on to cover their song ‘Something Good Can Work’ as she performed at the Suffolk bash last week (July 18).