Lily Allen Name-Checks Kurt Cobain on Chirpy 'Air Balloon'

Bubblegum-snap single follows Robin Thicke dis, Keane cover

Lily Allen,
Lily Allen has her head in the clouds
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

Lily Allen has shared her third single after a few years away, and it offers a third slightly different perspective on the U.K. singer. Her cover of Keane's syrupy "Somewhere Only We Know" topped the U.K. charts upon its release last year, then she co-opted Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" dick-swinging for the "Hard Out Here" video — which got her accused of racism. BBC Radio 1 has premiered the latest song expected to appear on Allen's upcoming third album, "Air Balloon," and it's breezy, percussive synth-pop with cheeky name-checks for a couple of rock legends. "I don't like dropping names / But Kurt Cobain is all in my face / How the hell am I gonna tell him / Elvis Presley already took first base," she coos. How, indeed? Maybe say it with Bitcoins? Listen below.

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