Lily Allen has an upcoming fourth album, No Shame, in the works and as you'd expect, she'll be getting out and about with her tunes on a European tour which includes a lovely little visit to Manchester's Albert Hall on Sunday 16th December.
Lily Allen @ Albert Hall
Sunday 16th December
Tickets go on sale Friday 8th June at 10am
No Shame is Lily Allen’s most personal, insightful and fully-formed record to date, and includes ‘Trigger Bang’ featuring Giggs, ‘Three’ and ‘Higher,’ all of which are available to stream and download now, and are instant grats for those pre-ordering the album. Working with collaborators Fryars, Mark Ronson, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Burna Boy, P2J and Cass Lowe to create No Shame, Lily says her goal was to make an album that is “as truthful as possible”.
A departure from the bold, brash lyricism and sun-soaked melodies Lily is known for, ‘Three’ flips perspective in a way only Lily can, while the hazy, stripped back ‘Higher’ finds Lily at her most vulnerable, as simple as it is fragile. Both tracks offering a confessional insight and a glimpse of what’s to come on No Shame.
Speaking about the sense of catharsis that came with making the album, she says, “I believe that we as humans work through things by talking about them, and that’s what making music is, for me. It’s sharing things that you hope are going to connect with people, not that are going to connect with algorithms. I think we are so led by outside forces in terms of the way we express ourselves nowadays, because we’re so scared of what comes back. It’s something I’ve always wanted to explore. It’s why I went into it at the beginning, when it felt a lot more free.”
Lily Allen has had three UK number 1 singles, two number 1 albums and sold over 5 million albums worldwide. She also recently featured on ‘Cigarettes and Cush’ from Stormzy’s acclaimed Gang Signs and Prayer.