Lily Allen has been called ‘mouthy’ and she’s not shy or scared to tell people what she thinks about them or in this case about the entertainment industry. Her latest song (which I love) is called Hard Out Here (watch above). In the video you’ll see Lily singing about the pressures of being perfect and fake in this industry in order to sell more and get your name, your brand out there. It also deals with the objectification of women in the industry. The mother of two recently opened up to Esquire Magazine about this fact saying,
“I feel like when I was growing up and dreaming of being a pop star, it was the days of Britpop when things felt authentic and anarchic, and people were taking drugs and having a lot of fun and having sex with each other and it wasn’t fake, it was real. So excuse me if I found it a bit disappointing when I arrived and it was a bunch of sterile f**king botoxed idiots that stank of desperation.”
I really need to get myself a copy of the full article because I’m sure she’s got a lot more to say about this. You’ll also remember that Lily decided to ‘retire’ from music some three years ago, but what better way to come out of retirement than to release a song and a statement like this. It also kind of reminds me of this video from Pink.
Sidebar, did anyone see Lily in Cape Town recently?
If you're ever in Cape Town you must try and get to @laColumbeCT , such delicious food, I mean really yummy. I ate springbok 😳😍
— Lily Allen (@lilyallen) January 7, 2014
Who does good nailz in Cape Town ?
— Lily Allen (@lilyallen) January 6, 2014