Lily Allen has agreed with a twitter fan who described her new songs as “docile pop rubbish,” blaming radio stations heads and record label bosses for not giving her “better” songs any airtime.
Tweeting about Allen’s recent singles, one follower wrote “@lilyallen’s new music is actually docile pop rubbish. So disappointing. She properly just wrote some rubbish to cash some cheques.” In a frank and surprising response, Allen agreed with the fan.
“What you’ve heard so far yes,” she replied.” All I can do is do my best, the labels and the radio stations won’t play the better stuff.” The pop singer later urged the fan to “keep the faith.” Allen’s third album Sheezus, named as an homage to Kanye West, is due out in May.
Allen has released four new singles so far from the 11-track record, some of which have already caused public stirs. The video for her return single, Hard Out Here, was perceived by some as being racist and “culturally appropriative” while Allen also copped flack for track Air Balloon‘s likeness to MIA‘s 2007 hit Paper Planes.
@RFWilding what you've heard so far yes. All i can do is do my best, the labels and the radio stations won't play the better stuff.
— Lily Allen (@lilyallen) March 10, 2014