Lily Allen makes a triumphant return with brilliant new anthem, “Hard Out Here (for a Bitch)”
That sound you here is me clicking the repeat button ALL DAY LONG.
After a generous break out of the spotlight, Brit femme fatale Lilly Allen is back at it and in a big way. Today she released the video for her brand new single “Hard Out Here.”
Though the hook reads “Forget your balls and grow a pair of tits/It’s hard, it’s hard, it’s hard out here for a bitch,” the tune has some brilliant cheeky call outs for the shitshow that is the American media. Allen rips the industry a new one, and rightfully so. She was publicly humiliated because of her weight (during two pregnancies), so who better than to put on a show tearing into those types of assholes than her. She does it with panache, and her nods to the sexist ways of Hollywood are so on the nose it’s almost painful.
Lines like “you’ll find me in the studio, not in the kitchen” and “don’t need to shake my ass for you ‘cause I’ve got a brain,” and “if I told you ‘bout my sex life, you’d call me a slut/but when boys be talking ‘bout there bitches no one’s making a fuss” are scathingly accurate.
Allen is fantastically unashamed at pinpointing the rampant sexism in the industry, and she does it all too a catchy beat while looking FLY as hell. The song is bloody brilliant and I’m sharing it with all the ladies in my life.
Go Lilly! This is the fucking best.