Lily Allen, the 28-year-old British singer/writer/songstress, told Q in an interview to be released in February 2014, that she hopes a song about several failed pregnancies will make the cut for the her upcoming album, “Hard Out Here.”
Although Allen has two daughters with husband Sam Cooper, an interior designer and builder, Allen suffered from a miscarriage and gave birth to a stillborn infant son within a two-year time span. Allen reportedly suffered from severe depression after her first miscarriage which landed her in a psychiatric clinic in 2008.
In 2011, Allen announced she was pregnant with a baby boy, but the pregnancy resulted in a stillborn birth after Allen was stricken with a viral infection. Allen was six months pregnant at the time.
Fortunately, Allen did go on to have two healthy daughters, Ethel Mary and Marnie Rose, born in 2011 and 2013 respectively, but she recalls the difficulty of dealing with such a profound loss after losing her first two babies:
Allen told Q that her currently untitled song is “a really sad, really powerful track.”
“I hope it makes the final cut, because it’s a really important song to me,” Allen continued.
Allen currently has two top ten hits in the UK which include a cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” and a song she wrote with Greg Kurstin, “Hard Out Here.” Allen’s fourth album is due to be released early in 2014.
To hear Allen’s new track, click on the video below. (Warning: Explicit lyrics):