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Monday, 18 November 2013

New Video Alert - Lily Allen - Hard Out Here

Back in 2009, Lily Allen stated she had no plans to make any more music instead turning to acting or fashion instead. Well not being able to keep a great songstress away from her passion, the Brit singer is back with new track that is already causing controversy…

We guess a comeback track should always make the news, however for the right reasons. The track Hard Out Here is a welcome return to the Brit singer, with her witty lyrics,  cheeky observations on celebrity life, delicious dollop of pop and a ridiculous catchy hook.

Yet the Christopher Sweeney video, that shows Allen surrounded by a bevy of beautiful ladies twerking their asses off being ogled and contorted by white music execs is gaining more attention than the track itself for being racist , instead of it showing a side to the music industry that down grades woman and is meant as a satirical backlash at the Miley Cyrus’ of pop music.

A feminist critic has gone as far to say Allen has used "black girls' bodies as props" to show white superiority in mainstream feminism, whilst making a point about sexism.

When Sweeney was approached to do the video, he told NME has was asked to do “something ostensibly with the aesthetics of a mainstream pop video but turning it on its head … I would say we have definitely entered a new chapter.” Contining saying “The video is not attacking those music video clichés, as much as addressing them and having a bit of fun with them.”

Allen has released a statement supporting the video to say "The video is meant to be a light-hearted satirical video that deals with objectification of women within modern pop culture. It has nothing to do with race, at all”

"If I could dance like the ladies can, it would have been my arse on your screens. I actually rehearsed for two weeks trying to perfect my twerk, but failed miserably."

Well Allen has certainly taken on Miley Cyrus with the most controversial video release of the year, already raking up over 4.5 million views on YouTube since its release. Welcomes back Lily Allen to the pop world..!

Check out the track below and let us know your thoughts?

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