The English songbird found inspiration to create her own musicals with the success of recent musical movies including “A Star Is Born,” “The Greatest Showman,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Allen feels that musicals are taking over and are more popular than music videos now.
The pop star thinks that creating a theatrical performance is the best way forward in the ever-changing music landscape. During an interview on Beats 1 Radio Allen said, “It’s a concept album… I’m also writing like two musicals at the moment. And I’m really excited about that… I think there’s sort of like a weird decline in music videos, but then this musical thing is still taking off.”
Lily Allen has seen a real resurgence of late, with her fourth studio album ‘No Shame’ being nominated for the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize and her latest hit song “Somewhere Only We Know” racking up over 171 million listens on Spotify. Allen said at the time she hoped to be recognized by the Mercury Prize would make her label take her more seriously saying, “I wish I had more support from the record label, bigger video budgets.”
Lily Allen also released a memoir entitled My Thoughts Exactly, detailing her life and inspiration behind her hit songs. The book also details her relationships and how they shaped her life later, influencing her music career.
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