Lily Allen To Play Album Launch Concert, Frustrated Over Comeback Campaign
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.31.2014
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NME reports that Lily Allen will launch her album Sheezus with a show at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London on April 28. This will be her first headline show in four years. The album will then be released on May 5.
Meanwhile, in an interview with TV3.ie, she revealed that she has been frustrated with the direction of her comeback and added she felt "creatively controlled" by Warner Music, her label.
At the VOGUE Festival, she said: "I experience it at the moment re-entering the music industry. What you have heard on the radio station so far, the contribution of my album is very much the more beige, saccharine elements to what I have made. The reason for that is because the people in control of the radio stations, the people that are in control of the record companies, are too scared to put themselves on the line in case someone gets offended. If I said to my record company I really want to go with this song, they would say, 'Sure, here is £5 for the video'."
She also commented on her family life influencing her music, thanks to her husband Sam Cooper and their daughters Ethel (age 2) and Marnie (14 months). She added: "My music has changed because I am happier. Beforehand on my last record I was a young woman who didn't know what the future held for her. Now I am very much in love, I'm married to a man that I'm pretty sure I'm going to spend the rest of her life with, I have two children who I love and adore so my writing comes from a more confident and settled and stable place. But I don't know if that makes it more tasteful."