The singer-songwriter’s fourth full-length, which was released in June 2018, received widespread critical acclaim and subsequently bagged a Mercury Prize nomination at last year’s awards.
Despite this success, a report from The Sun emerged yesterday claiming that Allen’s label Parlophone had decided not to offer her a new deal due to the LP’s low sales. “The last album barely sold and the singles didn’t chart,” a source told the paper. “It was a bit of an inevitability.”
Taking to Twitter, Allen has now hit back at the seemingly inaccurate story. Posting a collection of four-star ‘No Shame’ reviews earlier today (August 21), the singer wrote: “I don’t think The Sun shines out of my ass or anything, but ‘No Shame’ was pretty good.”
See the tweet below.
I don't think The Sun shines out of my ass or anything, but No Shame was pretty good. pic.twitter.com/Tj81QRb6Of
— LILYALLEN2.0 (@lilyallen) August 21, 2019
In NME‘s review of the album, which features in Allen’s post, writer Nick Levine described the collection as “a smart, self-aware and compellingly imperfect record with a pretty unique point of view”.
Earlier this year, Lily Allen revealed that she was working on “a concept album” follow-up to ‘No Shame’. “I’ve already written loads of songs, but they work with the concept, so I’m really excited about it,” she explained. “I think it’s really good. I think it’s really clever.”
She also said she was “writing two musicals” and is “really excited” about the upcoming projects.
“Not only because I think commercially there’s a lot happening there. I think, you know, last year the biggest album was ‘The Greatest Showman’, right? And you know, the Oscars was A Star is Born and the Queen movie, I mean, ‘Rhapsody’. So, I just, I think there’s sort of like a weird decline in music videos, but then this musical thing is still taking off.”
Not only that, but she’s also set to release her own range of sex toys.