After a four-year hiatus, Lily Allen has released the first new single “Hard Out Here” off her forthcoming album.
The still-untitled third album from Allen follows It’s Not Me, It’s You in 2009. The singer took some time off from her music career after having two children and getting married in 2011.
In her new video for “Hard Out Here,” directed by Christopher Sweeney, Allen chastises sexism in the music industry. She also takes a swing at Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke with an abundant amount of satirical twerking and mocks Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video.
Allen said in an interview with Hello, via NME, that her new record would have some “feminist vibes” to it. “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!”