After taking a four-year break from music, Lily Allen returns with a new single called "Hard Out Here" and its accompanying music video. Arriving on Tuesday, November 12, both the video and the song's lyrics take aim at misogyny and sexism in modern pop culture.
The video opens with the singer surrounded by several surgeons while getting liposuction. Her manager, who's also there, then gives her bad news about her upcoming press tour. "Jesus, how could somebody let themselves get like this," he complains. "Um, I had two babies," Allen, who's a married woman with two children, replies.
The Christopher Sweeney-directed clip continues with Allen taking a jab at Miley Cyrus by bringing out several booty-shaking dancers. She also mocks the controversial music video of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" as she dances in front of big balloons that spell out "Lily Allen has a baggy p***y."
Marking Allen's first original song since 2009, "Hard Out Here" precedes the arrival of the British singer's upcoming yet-to-be-titled album that is expected to drop next year.
Allen has ended her hiatus which started after she released her 2009 album, "It's Not Me, It's You". During the break, the star welcomed her daughters with husband Sam Cooper. She also kept herself busy by starting her own record label and launching a clothing line.
LilY Allen's "Hard Out Here" music video