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Lily Allen Will Rock 'You' In February
More details have emerged about Lily Allen's sophomore album, "It's Not Me, It's You," which will arrive Feb. 10 in North America via Capitol and a day earlier in the U.K. through Regal/EMI.More details have emerged about Lily Allen's sophomore album, "It's Not Me, It's You," which will arrive Feb. 10 in North America via Capitol and a day earlier in the U.K. through Regal/EMI.
The album features a country song, "Not Fair," and the young Brit's musings on her absent father, comedian Keith Allen, on the track "He Wasn't There." She plays xylophone on "Everyone's At It," which is currently being streamed on Allen's MySpace site.
As previously reported, that track and "I Don't Know" showcase a more electronic sound, with the latter song dissecting her tabloid infamy.
The 12-track album was recorded at Eagle Rock Studios in Los Angeles with producer/songwriter Greg Kurstin, who produced three songs on her 2007 debut "Alright, Still." That album has sold 518,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
"I wanted to work with one person from start to finish to make it one body of work," says the 23-year-old Allen. "I wanted it to feel like it had some sort of integrity. I think I've grown up a bit as a person and I hope it reflects that."
In August, Allen expressed displeasure in the delayed release of "It's Not Me, It's You," which she blamed on EMI's takeover by private equity firm Terra Firma.
Allen plans to tour North America next spring in support of "It's Not Me, It's You."
Here is the track list for "It's Not Me, It's You":
"Everyone's At It"
"It's Not Fair"
"I Could Say"
"Go Back To the Start"
"Never Gonna Happen"
"He Wasn't There"