Music

"Hard Out Here" - Lily Allen [YouTube Official Video & Lyrics]

Patrick Lyons

by Patrick Lyons

Published November 12, 2013

Lily Allen's new video "Hard Out Here" is surprising for a number of reasons:

1. It's Allen's first new song since 2009.
2. It flips an Oscar-winning Three 6 Mafia song about pimps into a feminist jam.
3. It's the best spoof of Miley Cyrus & Robin Thicke we've seen yet.

With a chorus of "It's hard out here for a bitch," "Hard Out Here" is equal parts Hustle & Flow, "Royals" and Sinead O'Connor open letter -- in other words, it's just what 2013 needs. Rather than getting on a soap box and telling the world what's sexist about modern pop music, Allen made a modern pop song about sexism (which is what Lorde did with "Royals," only she was critiquing materialism).

"Hard Out Here" includes all the hallmarks of 2013's biggest songs: a white pop star accessorizing herself with black backup dancers, a Beats "Pill Speaker" cameo, phallic symbols, garments emblazoned with Biggie's face, twerking -- oh yeah, and prominently-displayed lettering that describes the star's genitalia:

lily-allen-hard-out-here-bitch-video1

It's funny, subversive and a load of fun. We can't wait to see what else Allen has in store for us on her upcoming album, due out sometime in 2014. Check out the lyrics for "Hard Out Here" above.

lily-allen-hard-out-here-bitch-video

Source: Lily Allen Official YouTube Channel

1
365
artists
Lily Allen
genres
British Pop Pop Top 40 Remixes
сomments
Send Feedback

Hand-Picked Music for Your Taste

Follow artists, discover new music, and personalize your music experience.
JOIN US
Registration and login will only work if you allow cookies. Please check your settings and try again.

OK
Web Analytics