Lily Allen: ‘New Album Won’t be a Mom Record’

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Novello Awards 2013 - ArrivalsLILY Allen insists her new album won’t be a “mom” record.

The singer, 28, says becoming a mom to daughters Ethel, 22 months, and Marnie, eight months, hasn’t changed her take on music and her upcoming record will still be filled with sarcastic observations and swear words.

“It’s not an earnest ‘I’m a mum’ kind of record. It’s empowering. There’s some feminist vibes going on. It’s the same old me with a bit of swearing going on. Good choruses, key changes here and there — that’s it,” she said.

Lily says she’ll find it difficult juggling her career with motherhood, especially with a 2014 tour in the pipeline, but feels ready to throw herself back into the music scene.

“It’s hard,” she said. “I’m constantly trying to get the balance right. I always just want to get home to put my little girls to bed. It doesn’t always happen but I’m very blessed to be able to do what I do.

“I need to go on holidays before the next couple of years of work kick in. I need to spend time with my girlies and my husband and get my head down. It’s exciting, but I’m still nervous.”