Earlier this month, Lily Allen returned with a video for “Hard Out Here,” her first new single in years. The clip attempted (clumsily, I thought) to parody rap-video excesses by showing Allen next to a bunch of dancers, and she quickly defended herself against charges that she was guilty of the same sorts of exploitation as the videos she was satirizing. But a new making-of video shows us another reason why she didn’t really dance like the girls behind her: She can’t do it! She’s really bad at it! The video is mostly built around her dance rehearsals, though she does, at one point, say that she doesn’t want to be looking down on this stuff. Observe:
A new Lily album is apparently due next year.