It looks like Lily Allen needed all of that apartment space for a good reason: She had to make room for a new single.
After the (somewhat) peaceful resolution of a public row between the British singer and a pair of pesky tenants who wouldn’t leave the British singer’s London apartment, Allen released the new tune, titled “Trigger Bang,” to all platforms Tuesday morning.
Made in collaboration with fellow U.K. artists Fryars and Giggs, “Trigger Bang” marks Allen’s first single since 2014. The song was rush-released to digital platforms at the top of the week after it unexpectedly leaked over the weekend.
Allen took the leaks in stride, joking on Instagram Monday that the tune’s official release was “coming soon” unless, of course, “you get your music off obscure Chinese streaming sites, in which case it’s OUT NOW.”
Though she dabbled in various genres on her last LP, 2014’s Sheezus, “Trigger Bang” sees Allen returning to the chilled-out sounds that populate her debut album, Alright, Still, tied up in a catchy bundle of piano-tinged hip-pop.
“If you cool my ignitions, I’m gonna cut you out,” she coos over the bridge. “That’s why I can’t hang with the cool gang,” the chorus continues, nodding to nixing toxic presences in Allen’s life. “Everyone’s a trigger bang bang bang bang bang/Goodbye bad bones, I’ve got bigger plans/Don’t wanna put myself in your hands.”