Lily Allen is facing a limbo in the release of her second album, mainly because her label is not very supportive of it. On contrary to rumors that said the delay was caused by her fear of battling with Katy Perry, the actual reason lays in EMI that have gone through many changes resulting in the stalling.
Writing on her MySpace blog, Lily explained the album is actually ready for the market but the people who used to work with her have mostly either been fired or left the company. "The album has been finished for a while now, I don't really know what's going on with it," Lily said. "The record industry is a very political place at the moment and I am on EMI Records. Lots of people have been fired or have taken redundancy recently as the company was taken over by a private equity firm called Terra Firma. Many of these people were people assigned to my projects and now I don't quite know what's going on."
In response to this, an EMI spokesperson has released a statement, saying "We are really excited by what we've heard and we are all now discussing a release date for the album."
EMI has been in the state of flux since Terra Firma, owned by Guy Hands, officially takes over the company control in August 2007. Its artists Radiohead, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney have left the label while Robbie Williams is rumored to release his new album under a different label.
Despite the uncertainty, Lily still keeps her fingers crossed for a quick release of her album, the follow up to the highly-successful debut "Alright, Still" (2006). She continued, "I'm sure everyone will find their feet soon enough and I'll be able to put the album out soon."