I keep hearing about this chick who is apparently burning up the MySpace, Lily Allen. She’s becoming major in the UK. She’s only 21 years old and sounds like a low class version of Natasha Bedingfield. Think ‘Tasha + The Streets + M.I.A. – something.
All of the previous performers I absolutely love, so you’d think I’d be falling over myself while listening to Lily. But I’m not…something is rubbing me the wrong way about her, but I just don’t know what.
I asked Jeff why she was all the fuss and he said it was because some dudes think she’s hot [NOT JEFF- FOR THE RECORD, HE DOES NOT THINK LILY ALLEN IS HOT EXCEPT FOR THAT ONE PICTURE OF HER WEARING A LACE TUBE TOP..AND EVEN THEN HE’S ONLY WILLING TO GO TO “SORTA HOT”]. But I don’t even think she’s all that hot! She’s definitely not sexy/hip in the same way as someone like M.I.A. Looking at her photos and listening to her music, she looks kinda like your run-of-the-mill 20-something throwing ironic gang signs as she sips vodka sodas at the Dark Room…but with a British accent.
Unlike Mikey Skinner, who is a lyrical genius and who is an obvious influence, Lily’s song content is pretty standard. Sorry, but if you’re not going to really sing, your beats should be hot and/or your lyrics amazing. “Why can’t I sleep at night/ Don’t say it’s gonna be alright/ I wanna be able to eat spaghetti bolognaise/ and not feel bad about it for days and days and days.” just doesn’t fill me with inspiration or awe.
I would be very interested to see her live though. Who knows, maybe she gives the best live show ever and everything falls into place. Or something like that…