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Lily Allen Drifts Away on New Song ‘Air Balloon’

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(Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records)

(Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records)

By Jeremy D. Larson

Following her sort of subversive music video and return to the music spotlight with “Hard Out Here,” Lily Allen releases a new single ‘Air Balloon’. It falls in line with similar U.K. pop songs, like Charli XCX‘s “You (Ha Ha Ha)”, with balearic tempos and breathy vocals, fitting for an air balloon, really. It is also markedly less controversial than “Hard Out Here.”

The track was co-written by Allen and Swedish mega producer Shellback, produced by Shellback and will be released officially as a single on March 2. Grab a listen to the song below.

Allen caught flack for the way she used her back-up dancers in her video for “Hard Out Here”, which she deftly responded to in a lengthy tweet. Of course the real question about Lily Allen, other than the release date of her forthcoming album, is why didn’t she perform music for the alternate reality game Second Life? She could have been a Bitcoin millionaire.

(Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for RedBull)(Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for RedBull)

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