After taking a few years off from the music industry, Lily Allen is back with a new album.
“I wasn’t good at staying at home all day, it didn’t suit me,” the 28-year-old British pop star told Glamour UK. “I’m creative, it’s just who I am… I missed the positive feedback about my music from my fans. I missed the rush of performing. I missed the free clothes and handbags and the good tables in posh restaurants. I did!”
Allen’s hiatus was driven in part by her desire for a normal life with her husband and two young girls outside of the spotlight.
“If you come from a dysfunctional family like I came from, it’s pretty straightforward, that kind of dreaming,” she said in the interview. “My parents weren’t around much when I was a kid, so that’s what you want for your kids, not to have that environment.”
Concerned about the impact her return to music would have on the family, Allen, who will release her third album “Sheezus” next month, said she couldn’t have done it without the support of her husband Sam Cooper.
“I was really worried about working and the pressure it was going to put us under, and it’s actually made him more protective and more loving and more caring,” she told Glamour, referring to Cooper, who is a builder and decorator. “He’s there for me. It was a tough decision to make, a scary adjustment, and for the children. But my relationship with my husband is as strong as it’s ever been. It’s lovely to come home to.”