Former Murder Inc. crooner Lloyd has discussed working on his forthcoming King of Hearts album and when it will most likely hit record stores.
Choosing to work with mainly one producer, Lloyd is aiming to drop the project in early 2011.
“It’s a growth process, it’s been a few years since the last time I released my own music, so for me, it’s pretty relieving,” Lloyd said in an interview. “Just to know that all the hard work has paid off. For me, I think it’s the perfect start for King of Hearts, which is my next album to be released, produced by Polow Da Don, recorded in Los Angeles and I just think people have never heard me sing like this before…I think it’s clever, the fact that we’re gonna release it in February, right around Valentine’s Day, it just kinda worked out. Aside from Polow, there isn’t much more on the album [production-wise]. I wanted to keep it consistent and I wanted to have continuity in the sound and I think when you bounce around and work with a lot of people, you kinda lose the complete thought and you end up with a bunch of sentence fragments. So with me working with just Polow, we all was focused, in the same direction, we all dedicated 110 percent of ourselves toward this project. And I think only then can you get the best quality sound.” (Rap-Up)
Recently, Lloyd said his post-Murder Inc. release would be packed with surprises.
“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)
Earlier this year, Lloyd hinted at being in the studio working on a new album.
“Me and Polow [Da Don] started it off a couple months ago, laying the foundation. I’m going in with the The Runners and Jim Jonsin again, and I’ve been talking to Swizz and Dr. Dre about getting in. No features yet.” (Hip Hop N More)
The album will be his follow-up to 2008’s Lessons in Love.
Debuting at No. 7, R&B sensation Lloyd surprised many selling a cool 51,000 in his first week on the charts. The singer’s third album Lessons In Love featured special guests including hip-hop superstar Ludacris while his Lil Wayne assisted hit single “Girls Around the World” continues to hit radio airwaves across the country. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out Lloyd’s interview below: