Despite new reports suggesting Lloyd‘s long-awaited King of Hearts album has been pushed back to April, the former Murder Inc. artist informs SOHH he has yet to confirm a release date.
Taking the delay in a positive light, Lloyd said the additional time allows him to keep pleasuring fans with more free singles.
“Well, the album will be released soon,” Lloyd admitted to SOHH. “Until we actually have a release date set in stone, I’ll continue to release music to the fans and for the followers of SOHH. I just think that if anything, it allows me more time to release more music which is good for me because sometimes you have so many great songs that there’s no way that they can all come out. So you want to just maximize the opportunity…it’s a good thing.” (SOHH)
Weekend reports suggested the solo LP was set to drop in mid-April.
Lloyd is taking a little longer to lay his album down in stores. The R&B crooner’s latest has been delayed by a month. King of Hearts, the fourth LP from the New Orleans-born singer, is now set to arrive on April 19, Rap-Up.com has learned. Previously scheduled for a March 22 date. A compilation of remixes to “Lay It Down” will be available at digital retailers on February 15, containing remixes from R. Kelly, Young Jeezy, Patti LaBelle, and B.o.B. (Rap-Up)
Recently, Lloyd discussed what fans could anticipate from the new project.
“It is just a complete baring of my soul,” he explained in an interview. “It’s just kinda me saying f*ck it, I’ma just leave it all out there and it’s kinda like a re-invention of myself and my art…I’ve always been the type of person that just loves to be where ladies are and I love to sing about things that I’ve experienced or dream about with ladies. I’ve always been the kind of person that likes to mix both; streets and the sheets.” (Singersroom)
Last summer, the singer talked about recruiting producer Polow Da Don for his post-Inc. release.
“I’m the King of Hearts, you know,” Lloyd said in an interview. “And at the album release, we gonna be drinking Ace of Spades…Me and Polow Da Don have been working hard. I got a lot of surprises. I think that a lot of people haven’t heard me sound like this, haven’t heard me sing like this. It’s gonna be a new look, it’s gonna be like I’m back for the first time. It should be anticipated. The album is gonna be my best work to date, King of Hearts.” (MTV)
Check out a past Lloyd interview below: