LILY Allen had one of the shortest retirements in music – luckily.
Because in an increasingly beige pop scene, Allen’s personality-driven music was too good to lose after just two albums.
After four years away, Allen returned to Melbourne to showcase her third album, Sheezus, with a sold-out Festival Hall show.
The stage was covered in oversized illuminated baby bottles, just in case you weren’t aware she now juggles motherhood with being a pop star.
Refreshingly honest, Allen, herself, admits the new album could have been better but cherry-picked the best moments for her live show.
Hard Out Here, Sheezus and URL Badman are way up there with killer previous singles, Smile, LDN, The Fear, 22, Who’d Have Known, F— You and Everyone’s At It.
And after slating a lousy ex-lover in the anthem Not Fair, Allen now has added antidotes to her repertoire, with the loved-up ode to her husband, As Long As I’ve Got You, and L8CMMR.
Allen seemed genuinely excited to be back on stage and the audience reaction suggested the feeling was mutual.