Lily Allen Welcomes New Album At MySpace Show
Lily Allen celebrated yesterday's (Feb. 10) release of her new album, "It's Not Me, It's You," with a gig at New York's intimate Bowery Ballroom as part of MySpace's "Secret Show" series.
Allen was in great spirits throughout the evening, taking sips of wine in between number and tackling nearly every track on "It's Not You, It's Me." Backed by a four-piece band, Allen rarely turned her back on the crowd, often sashaying from one side of the stage to the other and having to adjust her dress.
Highlights included "Not Fair," a song that Allen described as sounding "a little bit country," the synth pop-ish "Back to the Start" and a raucous cover of Britney Speaks "Womanizer." Only a few songs from her 2007 debut album, "Alright, Still," snuck into the set: "LDN," "Littlest Things," and "Smile."
After "I Could Say," Allen paused to thank MySpace "for helping me considerably in my career." Later, she jokingly chastised the crowd for knowing the lyrics to her new material, suggesting they'd illegally downloaded her record. "It's alright -- I don't make money off those anyways," she quipped, referring to her albums.
Allen will perform another MySpace Secret Show in Tokyo on Feb. 25, followed by one in London on a date to be determined. She'll kick off a U.K. tour in March, and returns to the U.S. on April 1 for a three-week tour.
Here is Lily Allen's set list:
"Everyone's At It"
"I Could Say"
"Who'd Have Known"
"Never Gonna Happen"
"Back to the Start"