Here are some of the 23-year-old British singer’s interview highlights:
On the style of her new music and how it has changed: ”I did a retro thing last time,” Allen says. “And since I did that, a lot of other people did it too. I wanted to separate myself from the group and move forward. People think I’ve intentionally done something more serious but I haven’t.”
On her celebrity status: “I’m still the same person,” she says after a lengthy pause. “But life has certainly changed.”
On the turmoil at her label while her music was being recorded: ”The label wasn’t in a place where I felt comfortable,” she says. “People were still getting laid off and I didn’t want my album worked on in an environment where people aren’t happy. I wanted everyone to feel a bit more . . . stable.”
On her reputation as an artist and being taken seriously: “The idea that people might think I’m a bit of a joke worries me,” she says. “That’s why I’ve worked so hard on making this record. I don’t think it proves anything to anyone else, but it proves to me what I’m capable of.”
Read the full interview at Billboard.com.
Lily’s new album ”It’s Not Me, It’s You” will be released Feb. 9 in the United Kingdom on Regal/Parlophone and a day later in the United States on Capitol.
Celebrity news and gossip written by AmyGrindhouse.com. Image credit to KCSPresse / Splash News. Story courtesy of Billboard via ONTD.