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Lily Allen 'surprised' by musical passion

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Lily Allen surprised by musical passion

Somewhere Only We Know singer Lily Allen was surprised when she had an urge to write music again so soon after retiring in 2010.

The 28-year-old star left the industry four years ago to start a family and now has two children, Ethel, two, and 12-month-old Marnie, with husband Sam Cooper.

Speaking to Q magazine, Lily said: ''I wasn't surprised to come back again, but I was surprised to want to so soon.

''It's been quite a shock ... a lot has changed in four years.''

Lily further opened up about her controversial single, Hard Out Here, insisting that she was surprised by the negative attention it received.

She added: ''Because that saying, 'Never complain, never explain', is right to a degree ... but when you're offending people maybe it is a good idea to tackle it straight on.

''Oh, I don't know! Ultimately, I make pop music. I try and shove as much into three-and-a-half minutes as I can. I can't get it all right ... you can only try.''

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