Lily Allen – Sheezus – Review

Sean Ward

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Lily Allen has released her final preceding single ‘Sheezus’ before her third LP of the same album is released on may 5th. It has clever lyrical content with that dry comical wit as she quips at Gaga, refers endearingly to Queen Bey and offers praise to new girl on the block Lorde, before claiming she wants to be ‘sheezus’.

It is a great opener to what is sure to be a strong album, but I’m unsure if it was the best choice as a single due to it not particularly amounting to much as opposed to ‘Our Time’ and ‘Hard Out Here’. I’m still sure it will gain a lot of radio play though due to its warped electro and drum & bass style dropped beats. However, there is a line about the common ground of all divas being their menstrual cycle which is going to surely cause havoc to radio edits.

Lily will be returning to the live circuit too with a performance at London’s O2 Shepherd Bush on the 28th of April as well as a show at Aberdeen’s Music Hall on the 23rd of May. She’s currently booked for a number of European festivals including Glasto, Benicassim, V Fest and Sviget Festival to name a few. She’s also be taking part in Mark Ronson’s ‘The Other Ball’ in a secret location in London on the 4th of June alongside another British female powerhouse, Florence + the Machine.

A full list of dates and available tickets are available here: www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/lily-allen. Watch the video for ‘Sheezus’ below.