Lily Allen hired six sexy dancers for her comeback video.

The singer is determined to keep up with the raunchy routines of Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, recruiting a group of bikini-clad girls to back her for new song 'Hard Out Here'.

However, it is understood the video will be tongue-in-cheek and make references to Miley's Twerking in 'We Can't Stop', Robin's 'Blurred Lines' clip - which featured topless models - and Rihanna's numerous sexy videos.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Lily's back with a bang. Her plans have been closely guarded until now but she'll release a single before most people expected.

'''Hard Out Here' is a big pop single and her team expect it to be a massive hit - so Lily wanted a video that makes a statement.

''She hired six bikini-clad female dancers to twerk while pouring champagne over their bodies. It's a jab at music videos made by pop stars like Rihanna and Miley Cyrus.

''Lily stays covered up while the under-dressed girls dance around her. It's a video that will get a lot of people talking and announce in a big way that Lily's back.''

A lot has changed for the 28-year-old star since she released her last album, 'It's Not Me, It's You' in 2009, with her marrying Sam Cooper and becoming a mother to daughters Ethel, 23 months and Marnie, nine months, but she insists her new album isn't a ''mum'' record.

She said: ''It's not an earnest 'I'm a mum' kind of record. It's empowering. There's some feminist vibes going on. It's the same old me with a bit of swearing going on.''