So shut the f**k up about it, OK?!
It’s been rumored for a while, as we previously reported, but today (June 20) Lily Allen confirmed what fans of the British pop doll have been longing to hear – that she’s coming out of “retirement” and is in the studio working on a follow-up her 2009 hit It’s Not Me, It’s You.
As people are wont to do these days, the news was broken via tweet. Responding to a tweet from Popjustice regarding Kate Nash’s return to music, which read, “It’s better than no music at all isn’t it. ISN’T IT LILY,” Allen – whose Twitter handle is @lilyrosecooper – hit back, tweeting, “You will be pleased to know that I am currently in the f**king studio with @GregKurstin so SHUT UP PETER!”
(The “Peter” in question is Popjustice editor Peter Robinson.)
Allen “retired” from the music in 2010 to focus on fashion with her store, Lucy in Disguise, and later her family life with husband Sam Cooper and their first child, Ethel, born in November 2011. The “Smile” singer had said she was swearing off recording new material of her own, though she’s recently been has penning songs for the upcoming “Bridget Jones’ Diary” musical set to premiere in London’s famed West End later this year.
In April, she was spotted at RAK Studios in St John’s Wood, London, though she didn’t comment at that time. Kurstin has worked with Allen before – he co-wrote and produced her 2008 hit “The Fear” – and is on something of a roll right now, having co-written and produced Kelly Clarkson’s mega-smash “Stronger.”
She followed up the announcement of her studio sessions with Kurstin with a bit of insight into exactly what she’s up to, tweeting, “No big deal really, I’m just throwing s**t at the wall and seeing if anything sticks.”
As longtime fans anxious for new searing pop ditties from the affable Allen, we certainly hope something does!
Check out Allen’s last collaboration with Kurstin, “The Fear,” below!
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