Lily Allen: It’s not me, it’s you

Lily Allen

Cheeky and outspoken London singer-songwriter Lily Allen looks the part of a carefree party girl ready for a night out on the town so it is hard to imagine her, even a little, as the forlorn mum she feels like. Sometimes the plain speaking is disconcerting for the politically-correct-verging-on-hypocritically-intolerant listener but the no-nonsense audience will filter through the not-always-comfortable form. Lily says it as she feels it and means it, and so she writes and sings it. So what sometimes … Read on…

I Write The Songs #47

Main theme – Under your skin Underneath your clothes, Shakira – Columbia Umbrella, The Manic Street Preachers Jockey Full of Bourbon, Youn Sun Nah (Tom Waits) – USA, Korea An exquisite interpretation of Tom Waits’ 1985 superb first single from his album Rain Dogs. The songstress is Jazz vocalist South Korean Youn Sun Nah and also our cover of the week. Keep her in mind, she will surely come back to showcase her vocal prowess that … Read on…

I Write The Songs #39

Crossroads, Tracy Chapman, 4.11, 1989 Grace, Jeff Buckley, 5.21, 1994 No more I love yous, Annie Lennox, 4.49, 1995, Scotland Ashes, Ben Harper, 3.51 Still, Macy Gray, 4.13, 1999, USA I need a dollar, Aloe Blacc, 4.03, 2011, USA Somewhere only we know, Lily Allen Everybody’s changing, Keane Beautiful that way, Noa, Israel Complainte de la butte Rufus Wainwright, Canada Confusion, The Zutons, England Feel it all, KT Tunstall, 3.46, 2013 Carolina on my mind, James Taylor, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #25

including a Leonard Cohen Special Somewhere Only We Know, Lily Allen, 2013, England Side, Travis, Scotland Coucou, Charlotte Dipanda, Cameroon Slip Sliding Away, Paul Simon, 1977, USA Picking Up The Pieces, Paloma Faith, 3.33, 2012 7 Seconds, Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry, 5.03, Senegal/Sweden You Know, Laura Marling, 2.31, 2013, England You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away, Eddie Vedder (Lennon-McCartney) You’ve Got The Trees, Alex Highton, 2.02, 2013, Tapestry, Carole King, 3.15, 1971, Walk … Read on…