No Shame Tour
On Sunday we visited The Phoenix where Lily Allen presented her 4th studio album named No Shame. It is easy to separate the before and after of this album; Allen moved from trumpets, reggae and sarcastic lyrics of partying into a more personal, introspective and even confessional electro-pop that portraits mainly the breakdown of her marriage, maternal guilt, substance abuse along with social and political issues. The sound is more experimental and club-oriented than the chill vibes of feel-good that Alright, Still gave us back in 2006.
The show took off with the new album’s opener Come on Then which is charged with Allen’s chaotic confessions. Afterward, Waste was played to connect the dots between the latest and the first album just to give the audience the next song LDN where The Phoenix showed that it was ready to party.
After playing Not Fair, the song where Allen complains about having a good and caring man that sadly doesn’t make her scream, the encore brought three more songs just to finish with a political message to the Trump’s administration south the border showing the finger and singing the 2009 single Fuck You.
The Phoenix was completely packed. What shocked me the most is that the new songs invite people to talk and hang out as in a club environment. I remember the days where Lily Allen’s music encouraged the body to dance and scream the chorus line.
On stage, I love to see action, energy, emotions, joy or pain but, in summary, a group of musicians increasing our heartbeats.
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