“The Fear” is the lead single from British singer-songwriter Lily Allen‘s second album “It’s Not Me, It’s You“.
The song discusses Allen’s fears of the world becoming a superficial, sterile place where everything is sponsored, while also offering commentary on life as a celebrity and society today. The style of the song differs from the pop/ska sound on her debut album, and instead explores a more electro-pop sound which is used throughout her sophomore effort. Her lyrics, however, retain her usual dry wit and social commentary.
The song was produced and co-written by Greg Kurstin, great songwriter, producer, performer, keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles. He is more famous by his work in project The Bird And The Bee together with Inara George. Kurstin’s work is influenced by his collaborative experiences with a wide range people from Beck to visionary keyboard inventor Bob Moog. He has written and produced with Little Boots, Ladyhawke, Kylie Minogue, Peaches, Flaming Lips, Karen O, All Saints, Sia, Pink, Natasha Bedingfield and Donna Summer.
“The Fear” was released digitally on January 23, 2009 with remixes from Death Metal Disco Scene, The Wideboys and StoneBridge. But most amazing remixes come from Herve who made two version of “The Fear” – club 4×4 and dubstep monster “The Count Saves Lilly From The Fear”. The EP version of the single was then released on iTunes on January 23, 2009, featuring the B-Sides “Kabul Shit” and “Fag Hag“, as well as a censored version of the album track “Fuck You“.
Mp3: Lily Allen – The Fear (The Count Saves Lilly From The Fear Remix)
Single: Lily Allen – The Fear (via 0daymusic.com)
Single: Lily Allen – The Fear EP (via 0daymusic.com)
Lily Allen – The Fear