Lily Allen views her music as ''the anti-Instagram'' because her songs don't only reflect the best parts of her life.
Lily Allen views her music as ''the anti-Instagram''.
The 'Not Fair hitmaker believes her records are the opposite of the social media platform, where users present a curated version of the highlights of their lives because she sings about the reality of her situation.
She said: ''My albums are, I guess, the opposite of Instagram, where you try and show people the best parts of your life, make them jealous or want to be your friend. My art is the anti-Instagram.''
Over the years, Lily has learned the importance of writing songs that she likes, not what will appeal to other people, and it's made her a much more interested and engaged performer.
She added on BBC Sounds' 'Mastertapes Guide to Writing the Perfect Song': ''At first I wanted to write songs that people would like. Now I write songs I like. You have to feel connected to your music. If you're not, what's the point?
''It makes the whole job so much easier. I used to be counting down the songs on the set list before I could get offstage. But now I love [playing live]. It just whips by.''
Meanwhile, Lily's brother, Alfie Allen recently admitted he had asked for her 2007 song 'Alfie' - in which the 34-year-old star urged her younger sibling to get off his ''lazy a**e'' and do something with his life - not to be released as a single.
The 'Game of Thrones' actor was ''entertained'' by the song and took the positives from it, but he was happy for it to stay as just an album track on her debut LP 'Alright, Still'.
He said: ''When Lily wrote the song, I was in Canada teaching kids how to snowboard. I was getting a snowboarding qualification. I went on Myspace and listened to it, and I was... entertained. It's a song about love, isn't it? She was missing her little bro!
''She was on the rise. She was killing it. I was like: as long as it helps your creative juices flow, then go for it. I just remember asking for it not to be a single - but then obviously record labels don't give a sh*t what family members think, do they? So that was that.''
'Alfie' was later released as a double A-side with 'Shame For You'.
Yes, I know, it's far too early to call out contenders for the Top Ten Albums of 2021 but, if 'In Quiet Moments' by Lost Horizons doesn't feature...
Wolf Alice make a long awaited return ahead of the release of their third album with a new single and video, 'The Last Man On Earth'.
Tom Odell returns with new song, 'numb', his first single in nearly two years.
Way, way back in the February of 1980 one twenty year old Bryan Adams released his eponymous debut album, paving the way for the start of his...
As the second month of 2021 gets ever nearer we take a look at the new releases that are set to delight our ears over the coming weeks.
"With great regret, we must announce that this year's Glastonbury Festival will not take place," came the not altogether unexpected announcement from...