Day-glo Allen namechecks Lorde and Lady Gaga
Andrew Trendell

08:53 23rd April 2014

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Lily Allen has premiered the video for her new single and title track of her upcoming album. Check out the video for 'Sheezus' below. 

The video features some eerie day-glo effects cast across Allen's face as images and scribblings flash across the screen. It's a bit like a Warholian Avatar version of our Lily. 

Allen has been quite outspoken and critical of her recent output, but it seems this is one of her preferred new tracks that she doesn't consider to be rubbish or 'beige'.

"I would have liked to see 'Sheezus' as a single, but it’s not up-tempo enough," she told Rolling Stone recently. "It’s also got the word 'period' in it, which is really offensive to people, even though half the world has to deal with it once a month. … I think that “period” is going to be my “surfboard” with Beyoncé. People will wear sweatshirts to my concerts that are just going to say 'period'."

The track also sees Allen namecheck her female rivals Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Lorde - featuring the lyric: "Lorde smells blood, yeah, she’s about to slay you / Kid ain’t one to fuck with when she’s only on her debut."

Watch the video for 'Sheezus' below

The album Sheezus will be released on 5 May. Meanwhile, Lily Allen will play London's Shepherds Bush Empire on Monday 28 April. Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit Gigwise gig tickets.

Below: Exclusive photos of Lily Allen, Brian May and more live at Royal Albert Hall

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