Lily Allen

The great tough-chick British pop singer Lily Allen released her second album It’s Not Me, It’s You in 2009, and then she pretty much entirely backed out of the game, having two kids and leaving music behind completely. She returned to the stage at a Paris fashion show earlier this year, but we haven’t heard any new recordings from her until now. The British department store chain John Lewis recruited Allen to cover Keane’s MOR weeper “Somewhere Only We Know,” and then used that cover to soundtrack a two-minute animated Christmas-themed commercial. That’s an inauspicious start to a grand comeback, but it’s something. Watch the (genuinely affecting, if you’re into that sort of thing) commercial below along with the full audio stream.

Allen is planning to release her third album next year, which is good, since the world needs songs about babies with cussing in them.

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Comments (5)
  1. God I’ve missed her. Glad to hear a new album is in the works – and as soon as next year, at that.

  2. OK, NOW the Christmas season is allowed to begin.

  3. I’ve always loved this song. Always brings my inner wuss out.

  4. “…released her second album It’s Not You, It’s Me…”
    “…and they she pretty much entirely backed out…”

    Look lively, Tom!

  5. saw this advert on last night and i’ll admit it brought a tear to my eye

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