Lily Allen EMI Records Sophomore Album Delay: EMI Job Cuts Stall Lily Allen Second Album

Lily Allen has blamed her record label, EMI, for delaying the release of her long-awaited second album.

The “Smile” star has accused the troubled label of refusing to issue her a release date, saying the record has “been finished for a while” and that she doesn’t “really know what’s going on with the label.”

EMI was forced to cut 2,000 jobs after the Rolling Stones jumped ship on the label earlier this year.

“The record industry is a very political place at the moment,” Lily wrote on Official Myspace Blog over the weekend.

“Lots of people have been fired or have taken redundancy recently as the company [EMI] was taken over. Many of these people were people assigned to my projects and now I don’t quite know what’s going on.”

Lily continues to reassure fans that they won’t have to wait much longer to hear more of her music: “I’m sure everyone will find their feet soon enough and I’ll be able to put the album out soon.”

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