Whereas the video for “Hard Out Here” was all about satirizing and lampooning pop culture, “Air Balloon” finds Lily Allen fantasizing of a world far, far away. So just where might she escape to? Based on the song’s accompanying music video, it’s a fantastical land where people sit around dressed like Mad Max-ian hippies and spend the day playing with zebras and cheetahs like they were domestic short-hairs. Sure, there’s some subtlety controversial bits (giant, possibly sentient mushrooms, the appearance of a floating crucifix in space), but the whole affair comes across playful and innocent. Watch it below as we try and Google Earth the location of Allen’s little slice of paradise.
For more new music from Lily Allen, be sure to check out “L8 CMMR”, her contribution to the Girls soundtrack.