Archive for April 29th, 2006

April 29, 2006

LILY ALLEN – LDN / Knock ‘Em Out (7″ Single)

LDN, Knock 'Em Out CoverRegal LILY001: 24th April 2006
1. LDN
"Sun is in the sky, oh why, oh why, would I wanna be anywhere else"
2. Knock 'Em Out
"If you insist I'll have a white wine Spritzer, sorry love but you ain't a pretty picture"

'LDN' is almost the same version as the track that's been available on Lilly's MySpace page for a while. But it's got some extra sounds of Birds singing at the start to give it a summer feel (And the sound of rain clouds at the end, because it's England after all). I guess that sums up this whole songs outlook, the love of London, with all its flaws. This record could give you a suntan!

'Knock 'Em Out' is brand new (To me anyway). It samples the amazing 1964 song 'Big Chief' By Professor Longhair (You can find this classic instrumental on Soul Jazz Records amazing 'New Orleans Funk' compilation). Using this sample would be enough even without the brilliant lyrics. It's a song about trying to turn somebody down politely (Or not so politely).

You can listen to streams of both these tracks on her MySpace page. She's also added a new track called 'Everything's Just Wonderful'. This 7" has sold out already, so I suggest getting over to Ebay to get a copy right away.

Lily Allen MySpace Page
Link to buy 'New Orleans Funk' compilation (Also has a clip of 'Big Chief')