Lily Allen has confirmed on Twitter that she is recording music once again.
Tweeting about Kate Nash’s controversial new song ‘Under-Estimate The Girl’, Allen said it was “pretty cool”. In response, music journalist and editor of Popjustice.co.uk, Peter Robinson, commented “It’s better than no music at all isn’t it. ISN’T IT LILY”. To this, Allen then replied saying “You will be pleased to know that i am currently in the fucking studio with @GregKurstin so SHUT UP PETER !”. She later added “No big deal really, im just throwing shit at the wall and seeing if anything sticks.”
Any music that Allen plans on releasing will be her first since her second album It’s Not Me, It’s You which was released in 2009. Greg Kurstin has worked on both of Allen’s albums, and has also produced tracks for Ke$ha, Marina & The Diamonds, Kelly Clarkson & Kylie Minogue.
She began her musical hiatus after performing at the Big Chill Festival in August 2010, and many doubted she would make any more music when she posted on her “It’s Not Alright” blog in September 2009 saying “Just so you know, I have not renegotiated my record contract and have no plans to make another record (applause)”. However, in February 2011 it was claimed that she had started writing songs for a West End musical version of Bridget Jones’s Diary which will open next year, and in April 2012 she was spotted at RAK Studios in St John’s Wood where she was reportedly writing new material.
‘The Fear’ went to number 1 in the UK charts in February 2009.