Lily Allen 'Hasn't Really Slept' In Build-Up To New Single
Explaining her comeback, star says she wanted to 'connect' with herself again...
Lily Allenhas admitted she "hardly slept" in wake of her musical comeback.
In the weeks building up to the release of new single Hard Out Here, the singer has told the Evening Standard she suffered many sleepless nights due to her fears the song - which pokes fun at the objectification of women in the music industry - would receive a negative response.
Lily explained: "It's been an exciting 24 hours, that's for sure. I'm a bit of a catastrophiser. I haven't really slept much in the last couple of weeks, thinking about the negative feedback I was going to get."
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The Smile hitmaker went on to add that since premiering the promo online, she has been "genuinely quite moved" by the reaction, adding: "I think objectification of women is fine if I feel that there is a sense of ownership from the woman.
"If it comes from somewhere else and it feels like the woman is being coerced or forced into something then it's gross."
When quizzed about her decision to come out of retirement, the mum-of-two confessed: "I felt like I had to connect with myself again.
"I knew that I needed to get out of the house and do some work, and when confronted with that I thought about what it was that I was able to do, and writing songs is pretty much it."
Lily's new single Hard Out Here is due for release on Sunday, November 17.