We’ve heard plenty from Lily Allen since she releasedIt’s Not Me, It’s You in 2009, but not very much of it was music-related, because that, the big mouth songstress said, she was done with. Except apparently she’s not.
Last night Allen announced on Twitter that she is back in the studio, thus ending her self-imposed hiatus. “you will be pleased to know that i am currently in the f****** studio with [It's Not Me, It's You producer] @GregKurstin so SHUT UP PETER!” she wrote, countering a from the site PopJustice about her paused career and breaking the news in one tweet. “No big deal really,” she clarified. “im just throwing shit at the wall and seeing if anything sticks.” But for eager fans, any news of new music is good news enough.
Allen has kept plenty busy in her break from music: she launched a clothing rental store with her sister; started her own record label, a Sony imprint called In the Name Of (Brooklyn’s Cults were her first signee); and, after suffering through several very public miscarriages, she gave birth to her first child, Ethel Mary.
As new mom staging her return, Allen will find herself in good company. Beyoncé planted seeds of her return before even announcing that she was pregnant with Blue Ivy when she declared herself “strong enough to bear the children/ and then get back to business” in “Run The World.” And Pink, who welcomed a baby girl last summer, announced just yesterday that she will be back this summer with “a new single, off [her] new record, off [her] new life.” How will motherhood change these stars’ music? Only time will tell. But for now, we are happy to have them all back on the scene — as artists and mothers, with stretch marks and all!
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