Lloyd continues his wave of successful albums with the release of his newest project ‘King of Hearts’. Recorded under his new label, Interscope Records, the megastar was able to create a more dynamic album with a long list of features from Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy, R. Kelly and Andre 3000, just to name a few. A confident Lloyd tells BoomBox, “We just wanted to come out swinging, we’ve got a lot of heavy hitters on the album – we have a lot of dangerous R&B, if you will.”
With the assistance of beat-master Polow Da Don, the album was projected for greatness back in January with the success of his 50 Cent-featured track ‘Let’s Get It In’. Lloyd credits Polow for crafting an album that reflected his new sound and style.
His three-year hiatus is definitely marked by his personal and professional maturity. He explains, “I’ve just changed as a person. There are obviously changes you see on the outside, but I think those are reflections of the core of the person who is growing. I think there is a certain rebelliousness that I’ve learned to bottle in my music. I try to let it all out in the music now and I try not to bleed over into the things I do outside of the studio. I use that as my relief.”
Lloyd goes on to say, “With this music, you can almost hear my facial expressions. You can hear when I’m tight enough to hit that real high note, or you know I’m about to cry when I’m singing the lyrics to ‘World Cry’.”
When asked about the restricted options associated with signing his new deal, Lloyd played it safe by saying, “…This is the year for building bridges and not putting up walls for me.” Happy with his move to Interscope, Lloyd assures that this is a permanent move. “I’ll just continue to work on growing and developing with this newfound freedom at Interscope. Having the power to work with whomever I feel is something that I really look forward to exploring,” he says.
‘King of Hearts’ infused rap, R&B and soul elements are sure to be one of Lloyd’s most famed albums to date. Pick up your copy of the set now, which was released earlier this week (July 5).