10 things you didn’t know about lily allen
As she's announced as the new face of House and Holland's eyewear, we let you in on a few secrets from recent Music Issue interviewee, Lily Allen. The pop star, mother and self-confessed loudmouth opened up about touring with Miley, singing R Kelly...
1. She desperately doesn't want pop music to become boring.
"What I think is sad is that pop music is getting more and more vague. That's sad. I don't want my music to be bland shit."
2. The reason she took four years out of the music game is….
"I stopped in the first place because I had kids, but also, I wasn't really in a great place towards the end of my last record. I was all over the shop and I didn't really know what I wanted in life. There were lots of coming-of-age questions and I didn't really want to be doing that in the limelight."
3. Don't you dare steal her music!
"I put a lot of work into what I do creatively, so it's a big thing, putting it out into the world knowing people can just take it."
4. She supported Miley Cyrus in the US and learned a thing or two from the Smilers.
"We had such a laugh on the Miley Cyrus tour. Miley's crowd didn't have a fucking clue who I was, which was the best learning experience that I could have had, because it taught me a lot about how to get an audience onside. I'm suddenly taking my profession more seriously than I ever have done."
5. She's not entirely sure why she's a Chanel Ambassador.
"I don't quite understand why, but I'm not going to ask too many questions!"
6. She's not likely to take a break from social media any time soon.
"I get myself into a lot of trouble, but I don't care. I'm vocal and honest, and that's the same reason I seem to do quite well on social media, because most other people in my position are a bit sacred and earnest and play the game. I use social media as a platform to express my feelings. Sometimes I feel so incensed by something that I want to share it, or I want to know that other people feel the same way. A bit of affirmation, or validation."
7. The first record she bought was by…
8. If she was stranded on the moon with one artist, it would be…
"Kurt Cobain, so I could make love to him and listen to him sing."
9. If you get her down Lucky Voice, her karaoke tune of choice would be…
"R Kelly, The World's Greatest."
10. The track of her own that sums her up best is…
"The Fear. It's about being a hypocrite, that's what I am."
Text Stuart Brumfitt
Photography Matteo Montanari
Styling Max Clark
Hair Kei Terada at Julian Watson Agency.
Make-up Jenny Coombs at Streeters using Chanel spring/summer 15 and Chanel Body Excellence.
Nail technician Adam Slee at Streeters using Chanel.
Photography assistance Nicholas Riley Bentham, Nicola De Cecchi.
Styling assistance Bojana Kozarevic, Kristofj Von Strass.
Hair assistance Takuya Uchiyama.
Make-up assistance Mona Leanne.
Production Joe Streeter at Streeters.
Lily wears all clothing Chanel