Love her, or hate her, Lily Allen has always had a fantastic sense of humour when it comes to the music industry. And she’s proved it yet again with her tongue-in-cheek video for brand new single, Hard Out Here.

Lily Allen: Hard Out Here Video

She brought us her infamous prom-dress-and-trainers combo, taught us it was alright to sing “F*ck you” to hideous exes, and now her latest single brilliantly sends up the sexist symbolism of many current music videos.

Looking fabulous in a series of skin-tight outfits and a fierce fringe, Lily pulls some hard feminist punches in Hard Out Here, her first original single since 2009.

Known for not mincing her words (Lily has had many a public spat with other celebrities and artists) she calls out the misogyny of many of this year’s chart-toppers – tackling body issues, being a working mum, and double standards around women’s sex lives.

The catchy chorus line says it all: “Forget your balls and grow a pair of tits, it’s hard out here for a bitch”.

Parodying how women are objectified by the music industry, Lily eats bananas, pours champagne over her dancers, and in a particularly amusing moment we watch her ‘manager’ teach her how to twerk more seductively. All with an ironic glint in her eye.

A move away from her delicate vocals on this year’s John Lewis christmas advert that’s for sure.

Perhaps the most controversial – and we have to be honest, most hilarious – moment of the video is Lily mocking Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, with her own (very direct!) balloon message…
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No doubt we’ll see the usual complaints about inappropriate content (we almost feel sorry for Ofcom), but we’re raising our glasses to Lily – she’s truly back with a bang.

Warning: the video is definitely NSFW in most cases! One to watch when no one can see your screen…

Love it? Hate it? Let us know what you think @tweetjanes


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