The Lily Allen comeback continues.
After returning to music late last year with the controversial "Hard Out Here" -- which itself followed her guest spot on Pink's "True Love" and her TV-commercial cover of "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane -- the British singer early Monday released another song expected to appear on her upcoming third studio album.
In "Air Balloon," Allen adopts a softer-edged tone than she did in "Hard Out Here," which took delightful aim at the music-industry sexism she evidently experienced in the wake of the birth of her two children.
Here, in contrast, she sings about how "when I'm bored, I kind of drift away" over a bouncy synth-pop groove. And she shouts out Kurt Cobain.
Allen co-wrote "Air Balloon" with Shellback, the young Swedish producer behind (or partially behind) hits by Pink, Maroon 5 and
The singer hasn't announced when she'll release her next album, the follow-up to 2009's "It's Not Me, It's You." But more Allen music is on the way: According to Entertainment Weekly, she'll have another new track, "Late Comer," on the second soundtrack album for HBO's
Listen to "Air Balloon" below.