After watching Lily Allen’s “Hard Out Here” video, it’s pretty obvious that the 28-year-old British singer isn’t your typical pop star. She’s always been outspoken about the problems with the modern celebrities in music, and with her third album coming in 2014, those opinions are starting to surface again. Speaking to NME, Lily Allen let her feelings on the current state of the music industry be known:
What pisses me off about music right now is the lack of support for being experimental and brave. People just want to be formulaic and predictable. Record companies and A&R people are just absolutely terrified of taking risks at the moment—and that’s quite frustrating as an artist, when it comes to picking singles, because they only ever want to go for the watered-down stuff. I’m not saying that those songs can’t have a good pop sensibility about them, but personally, I like to think of myself as being something a little bit more than that. It’s sad to watch the tracks that I think are stronger having to sit back on the album while the poppier, more commercial ones are driving it.
Read the full story in the latest issue of NME here.