Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lily Allen - Hard Out Here

In case you haven't heard, Lily Allen is back.  She just released her first new single since 2009's It's Not Me, It's You, and that was quite the album. Well, technically she was featured on that ear bleeder T-Pain track and then credited as Lily Rose Cooper on P!nk's "True Love", but those didn't exactly showcase the Lily "Fuck You" Allen that we all know.  Remember when she momentarily dropped the Allen?  Good times.

"Hard Out Here", a proper comeback single about the woes of image and sexism in the music industry, is overflowing with Lily's snarky attitude.  It obviously had to be released alongside a video that contains just as much commentary.  To sum it all up in one line from the single, "If you can't detect the sarcasm, you've misunderstood."

Now the music itself is interesting in multiple ways.  Lyrically, and based on the general public's reaction, she hit the target and succeeded at exactly what she intended to do.  But the production and actual song as a whole is riddled with "satire" auto-tune, the type of stuff that belongs on the previously mentioned T-Pain ear bleeders.  Not to mention the post-chorus consisting of "a bitch, a bitch, a bitch, bitch bitch".  It all works in context, but I wonder how it'll sound once it's on the tracklisting of her upcoming album.  It's not exactly a sing-along.  Check it out and see for yourself...

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