Lily Allen bemoans lack of control over music career

Lily Allen says she has "no control" over her music career, arguing the industry is "messed up"

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Lily Allen

Lily Allen

Lily Allen has "no control" over her career.

The 29-year-old singer - whose recent album 'Sheezus' debuted at number one before quickly plummeting - bemoaned music executives choosing which of her new tracks are released as singles.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "The actual industry side is messed up. I've got no control over a lot of it.

"They kind of made decisions for the wrong reasons. You deliver a body of work and then they basically put it into a market research machine and decide which singles will be released."

Despite this, the London-born musician says she's "100 per cent" happy with 'Sheezus', which features the singles 'Hard Out Here' and 'Air Balloon'.

Last week, meanwhile, it was revealed plans to include a score Lily had written for the new 'Bridget Jones' musical had been scrapped.

Writer Helen Fielding has decided to re-write the stage production and no longer requires the services of the 'Not Fair' hitmaker.

Lily told The Sun newspaper: "I wrote some great music for it but Helen Fielding wants to go back and write a whole new story.

"It's been a long-term project and I was happy to do my bit but I'm now out of the picture."

Lily Allen

Chart-topping sunny pop, often with a melancholy lyrical undertone or some caustic social comment, from one of the UK's most idiosyncratic stars.

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