Lily Allen bemoans lack of control over music career

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 August 2014
Lily Allen

Lily Allen

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

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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