If the prospect of new music from Lily Allen entices you, then you have two good reasons to be pleased. The British singer-songwriter has just announced her new album, No Shame, and dropped two fresh tracks, “Higher” and “Three,” as a preview of things to come.
“Higher” sees Allen in a souring relationship, all introspective and mellow. With a vulnerability and fragility that belie her lung-bursting voice, Allen calls her lover out on his infidelity. “Three,” on the other hand, is a slow, piano-led ballad that’s written from the point of view of Allen’s daughters.
For Allen, No Shame is inspired by simple, truthful expression. “I think 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,” the singer 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.”
No Shame is scheduled for release on June 8. Prepare your heartstrings for some good ol’ tugging and give “Three” and “Higher” a listen here: