Lily Allen Is The #1 Reason To Love 2007
On January 30th, Capitol Records will release "Alright, Still", Lily Allen's debut album. Allen has been recognized across the boards as an artist to watch: A favorite of outlets such as "The New York Times", "Vibe", "Rolling Stone", "Pitchfork", "Spin" and the "Los Angeles Times". She ranked #1 on "Blender's" list of "25 Reasons to Love '07" and #1 in "URB's" "Future Music" issue. Allen will perform on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on February 2nd and she recently appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Lily Allen is the 21 year old strange glint in her eyes singer/writer who has been tearing up the web at a rate of knots. When she was a young girl- "I was very lonely actually. I went to 13 different schools so never had time to make enduring friendships. Music became a lifeline to me".
Lily's incisive lyrical observations belie her years. "A lot of female artists, and male ones for that matter, are boring singers who don't say anything. Certainly not to my generation. With the kind of music I do you have to be direct and quite literal. I don't play an instrument, which really makes me focus on the vocal melody, and the lyrics are incredibly important to me. I don't want to be part of a scene - the whole idea of that makes me feel sick - and most of the music I listen to is by outsider figures, which is where I feel happiest."
"The New York Times" praised her "droll, catchy pop songs full of bouncy beats and catty details" and "Pitchfork" called "Alright, Still" "a bawdy comedy of North London manners and romantic hangovers." "Rolling Stone" noted: "Through and through, it sounds like part Millie Small, part Gwen Stefani, part Blondie, without ever really sounding much like anything other than Allen's own mash-up of cool" while "Spin" said "imagine the Streets' Mike Skinner with a singsong vocal style and a keener grasp of melody."
"Alright, Still" will be the first full-length CD in the U.S. to include u-myx software, which allows fans to create their own mixes. In addition, the U.S. release will feature two bonus tracks - "Nan You're A Window Shopper" and "Smile (Version Revisited)." The latter is a remix by Mark Ronson.