Lily Allen’s Frosted Trailer Park Dreams

Sure, lyrically, Lily Allen’s “The Fear” is a bit precious with its musings on fame and fakeness. But the song’s a lovely synth-pop confection, and happily the video takes more of an aesthetic cue from the music; it’s got an old-school musical vibe (complete with aerial shots of cupcakes and choreography) mixed with a bit of fever-dream craziness (dancing pressents, people made out of balloons). It’s totally giddy, and its surreal vibe does tie into the song’s overall theme in a way that avoids the “being famous is hard” pitfalls that it easily could have succumbed to. [YouTube; HT PopBytes]