Since releasing "Trigger Bang" with Giggs back in January, the prospect of more new music from Lily Allen has been at the forefront of many a pop fan's minds. Today that hunger has been sated with not one but two new tracks, as well as the announcement of a new album, No Shame, which is her first since 2014's Sheezus.
The two new singles, "Higher" and "Three," are much more mellow than anything we've heard from Allen before, mostly more in line with the sound of "Trigger Bang" than the relative brashness of her previous material. "Higher" highlights the pretty fragility of her vocal, while on "Three" she sings from the perspective of her child. From the three songs we've heard so far, it seems like No Shame will be a dialed-back, chilled-out affair—the kind of thing you'd expect from Lily Allen now that she's a bit older, wiser and not out partying all night on the streets of Camden in trainers and a dress. Of the record as a whole, she said in a statement:
I believe that we as humans work through things by talking about them, and that's what making music is, for me. It's sharing things that you hope are going to connect with people, not that are going to connect with algorithms. I think we are so led by outside forces in terms of the way we express ourselves nowadays, because we're so scared of what comes back. It's something I’ve always wanted to explore. It's why I went into it at the beginning, when it felt a lot more free.
"No Shame" isn't out until June 8, so for now you can enjoy the new tracks below:
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This article originally appeared on Noisey UK.