Insiders tip star's cover 'Somewhere Only We Know'
Andrew Trendell
08:16 17th October 2013

Lily Allen has apparently covered 'Somewhere Only We Know' by Keane, with industry insiders tipping her rendition to soundtrack this year's John Lewis Christmas adverts.

Previous years have famously seen contemporary female artists tackle stripped down renditions of classics, with Ellie Goulding covering Elton John's 'Your Song', Amelia Warner creating a rendition of 'Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want' by The Smiths and Gabrielle Aplin recording an acoustic version of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'Power Of Love'.

Now, Music Week reports that Lily Allen, married name Lily Cooper, has recorded a cover of Keane's 2004 single from their debut album Hopes And Fears, with 'industry insiders' claiming that it will be used in the now iconic commercials for the department store this Christmas.

It is claimed that both PJ Harvey and Annie Lennox were approached for the adverts, and 'although other alternatives have been considered'.

The new ad will premiere either later this month or in early November. 

Watch the video for Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know' below

The release would mark Allen's return to the pop world following her hiatus and motherhood, with a new album scheduled to drop in 2014. The outspoken star has promised that her third solo studio album won't be about her role as a young mum. She previously confirmed plans to release new music in March next year, and has now revealed she hopes to return to her hell-raising ways on an empowering, 'feminist' record.

"It’s not an earnest ‘I’m a mum’ kind of record," she says, as quoted by The Mirror earlier this year. "It’s empowering. There’s some feminist vibes going on. It’s the same old me with a bit of swearing going on."

"Being a mother is great but if you are a creative person you have that urge to get back out," she adds, revealing that being a stay-at-home mum is not for her. "It’s about creating and doing something else with your time.

"There’s only so much children’s TV and Lego you can play with before you go f***ing insane."

Below: Lily Allen and more perform live at Paris underwear show