23 August 2013 – Lily Allen – LDN – over on Wicked Guilty Pleasures

It is unbelievable to me that I haven’t posted this yet.  It’s a chipper-sounding song, but lyrically really dark.  And it’s one of my favorite songs of all time.   And it’s a song my eight year old daughter knows, word for word.

A “love song” to London, of sorts, it’s a catchy pop achievement, with great beats and catchy horns.
This version of the video is version 2, which matches well with the lyrics…. where Ms. Allen sees a rosy London but a darker version of the city appears behind her – right down to the old lady being hit over the head by the kid seeking her jewelry and wallet.

It’s important to note that Lily Allen is asking for her own album in the record store in the beginning of the video.  All the terms she used were ones used to describe her debut, Alright, Still….

Sadly, Version 1, which is also pretty cool, only shows the nice side of London. Filmed on a shoestring budget, it follows our intrepid artist around London on a bicycle, in fast forward.  And it’s all rosy – no crack whores to be found.  Still, it’s a fun video.

This post was originally posted on Wicked Guilty Pleasures, at http://sobadforyou.blogspot.com/2013/08/23-august-2013-lily-allen-ldn.html. Please check it out over there!


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