The singer revealed which of her own songs was her least favourite during a Q&A with fans
Lily Allen has revealed what her own least favourite song is during a Q&A with fans.
Tweeting that she was “Bored on the Eurostar,” the ‘No Shame’ singer invited questions from fans to help pass the time on her long journey.
When asked what her own least favourite song was, the singer quickly replied ‘Air Balloon’ which was released in 2014 – the third single from ‘Sheezus’.
Having spoken about her unhappiness with the album previously, Allen replied “Bingo” to one fan who said the song “stunk of label pressure as a lead single.”
Speaking to GQ, Allen said: “With ‘Sheezus’, I just suddenly lost agency…”I just was like, ‘What have I done?’ I’d made a record for the record company and for everybody else and for what people’s expectations of me as a person were.”
“Everyone thinks Lily Allen is this brash, bold, funny person. It was all just a bit of a facade, and bravado. And I couldn’t sell it.”
In a recent interview with NME, Allen said her latest album was her way of reclaiming her own narrative following the difficulties she had whilst making ‘Sheezus’, her divorce and increased media attention.
Allen said: “For the last 10 years, people have tried really hard to reveal the most intimate details of my life without permission. So maybe this is me taking ownership of my narrative and presenting it in musical form.”
“I’ve got no control over what people are going to say about me, so I might as well try and get the truth across in the only way I can, which is music.”
The Q&A also revealed that Allen had penned 30-40 songs for her latest, critically acclaimed album ‘No Shame’, that didn’t make the final cut.
The singer added her typical humour to the Q&A session, saying that she made more money from “giggling” than album sales, and telling a fan the cover of ‘No Shame’ is “basically” her falling off a chair.
The singer also joked that her new book was about “the pros and cons of leaving the EU customs union.”
Allen is set to tour the UK and Ireland in December – dates below.
Tuesday December 11 2018 – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Thursday December 13 2018 – GLASGOW Barrowland
Friday December 14 2018 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Sunday December 16 2018 – MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Monday December 17 2018 – LONDON Roundhouse