It’s just a couple of months ’til No Shame drops, and Lily Allen is already doing the rounds. Last night, the British songstress crossed the Atlantic to perform an intimate take of “Three,” a single off her forthcoming album, on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
The emotional, piano-led ballad is inspired by Allen’s young daughters. Her plaintive lyrics are written from the point-of-view of a toddler—hence the title—and, as you’d expect, her performance is honest, wide-eyed and frills-free. “Please, don’t go / Stay here with me / It’s not my fault / I’m only three,” she laments. It’s heartbreaking, really, but we all want a piece of Allen, too.
The introspective theme carries through on No Shame, according to the pop star. “We are so led by outside forces in terms of the way we express ourselves nowadays, because we’re so scared of what comes back,” she said. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to explore. It’s why I went into it at the beginning, when it felt a lot more free.”
“Three” is one of two singles off No Shame that Allen has recently previewed. But until the record drops on June 8, catch the moving set here: