Lily Allen @ KOKO, London 1/28/09

Lily Allen’s It’s Not Me, It’s You has a more electro-pop vibe than her ska-sampling breakthrough Alright, Still, but thematically not much has changed. The British pop star readily admits she still likes to party — she’s only 23, she blogs in her defense — and like many kids these days, her life is an open (Face)book. No surprise then to hear her tackle celebrity (“The Fear“), drugs (“Everyone’s At It“), ex-boyfriends (“Never Gonna Happen”), and dad (“He Wasn’t There“) on the new album. (In case you were still confused, there’s a song called “22” about not being 22 anymore.) At KOKO in London last night, Lily performed these provocative new tunes, along with anti-Bush Carpenters-appropriating “Fuck You” (Megyn Kelly’s gonna love that one!) and her cover of Britney’s “Womanizer.” We’ve got some great pics and not-so-great video from the gig. Note alcoholic beverage and extended middle finger … she’s just being Lily.

“Never Gonna Happen”


Lily Allen – “Womanizer” (MP3)

It’s Not Me, It’s You is out 2/10 on Capitol.

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