I have to admit to being a bit enamoured with Lily Allen at the moment. I’ve already blogged about her video for Hard Out Here, and today I’m sharing her new song, Air Balloon.
The clip was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa and features zebras and a cheetah, and I love it to bits. Honestly, its not my kind of music but everything that Lily does at the moment is SO much fun.
I love the lighting of this video, her clothes, the fact that she’s surrounded by four average looking blokes not a bunch of male models, and because…butterflies!
Then of course there’s Jesus nailed to the cross floating past at the very end. Well that’s enough to get everyone talking! Most people seem to believe that the song is about getting high (bright red toadstools growing behind her and a psychedelic feel sure point to that), but I believe Lily’s been quoted as saying it’s just a song about going to her happy place.
Music Feeds has this opinion: While the track is ostensibly a nursery-rhyme singalong pop tune about rising above the daily grind, it’s hard to definitively surmise whether Ms Allen is advocating day dreaming, or describing a Hunter Thompson-style vaporising high. Perhaps both. With lyrics like “we’re so high it can’t rain”, “”somebody remind me where I am, Miami or Timbuktu?” and the “trippin’, tri-tri-trippin’ now” refrain, we’ll let you make up your own mind …
Either way, it’s poppy and cheeky and so very Lily!
Director — That Go (Noel Paul and Stefan Moore) Producer — Sonya Sier