As Lily Allen’s unofficial World Cup song Bass Like Home is a hypnotically trancing, Eurodance kind of offering that departs from her usual style and (probably) came from the sessions for her most recent album Sheezus.
While it wasn’t included on Sheezus, she still offered it to fans as a limited free download, tweeting link to the song with the messages “My unofficial #worldcup song BASS LIKE HOME” and “To celebrate a month of Football and Englishness here’s Bass Like Home as a free download”.
Renowned for coming up with witty pop hooks and explicit social commentaries for in her songs, Bass Like Home is no different. However if you just take the song at face value and enjoy it for what it is then you could easily miss her usual brand of witty lyrics.
Slipping in references to Shakespeare, John Lennon, the Queen, lager and service stations, there is little to warrant Bass Like Home being a World Cup song, official or otherwise. Minus a single reference to Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne.
But I’ll be honest, it’s still better than the official World Cup song: an all-star rendition of Take That’s Greatest Day. Nothing against the song at all, in fact it’s a great song…it’s just the ‘all-star’ bit that makes it awful!