Update for all you people searching for song lyrics: they’re on her website. Enjoy.
At the risk of being labeled “the guy who listens to nothing but chick singers,” here’s another “chick singer.” Hey, it’s not my fault that the more interesting music these days is being made by women. Okay, besides Sufjan and DCFC. I just namedropped 2 dude singers. Happy, Ryan? ;)
The music blogosphere has been all abuzz with adulations over Lily’s music, so I feel a bit like I’m reporting that that water is wet. Duh. “LDN” is a catchy rhyme about a bike ride through London, bookended and puncuated by the most memorable Spanish horn riff I’ve heard in a long time. Lily’s lyrics are streetwise, optomistic, punchy and lightly coarse (there’s something about a pimp and a crackwhore). But the song is so peppy those references sound like happy things. I love this song and I think you’ll love it, too.
Listen: Lily Allen – LDN