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LILY ALLEN Trigger Bang (feat. Giggs) gets 9/10

Lily Allen
Trigger Bang (feat. Giggs)
Parlophone

9/10

It has been 16 years since Lily Allen was first signed, but her youthful voice doesn’t sound a day older and nor does her music. Her new track Trigger Bang (feat. Giggs) encapsulates what a teaser single should be; catchy, topically interesting and having a repeat value through the roof.

Trigger Bang feels lighthearted on the surface, but delves into discussion of vices (namely drugs) and their destructive nature. Giggs introduces the track by taking on the role of the bad influence, or rather, the ‘cool gang’, who encourages her to “grab a few grams”. On the bright side, the pre-chorus and chorus address her unwillingness to associate with these people anymore. It is a proclamation of taking charge when even the most gripping of commands has a hold of you; an admirable moral which can be applied in any time of need.

It is sonically laid back; a light piano track mingles with muted percussion which is something rarely encountered in the modern world when pop and hip hop collide. Giggs’ quintessentially British tones, delivered in a sort of droll, are charming despite the ills he speaks of. Allen is melodic and flawless in her delivery, with not a note out of place.

If Trigger Bang is anything to go by, Lily Allen’s long awaited new album is going to be just as much a success as her three precursors, and I for one cannot wait for the rest of the mid-2000s music revival that this is bound to spawn.

ELOISE PARKS

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