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Lloyd Unveils ‘Tru’ EP Cover & Tracklisting

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Look at Lloyd!

The R&B crooner is baring it all on the cover of his anticipated new project Tru, which finds the singer appearing naked on a large moss-covered rock waterfall.

The 5-track EP, due out Dec. 9 includes features from Rick Ross (“Heavenly Body”) and 2 Chainz, who guests on the remix to the title track.

Speaking about appearing naked on the cover, Lloyd says he was able to symbolically share some of his vulnerabilities. “It was really more of an introspective thing,” he told Complex. “Although what you see on the outside is a guy who is apparently balls-to-the-wall naked in the woods near a waterfall, it’s really a moment for me to conquer all the fears that I might have had. All the inhibitions, the insecurities that usually exist in a person; to me it’s no exception. Insecurities of the body, being free in a public place.”

According to Lloyd, the location in North Georgia where the cover was shot was also instrumental to his recording process. “I would go there and oftentimes no one would be there,” he explained. “I would say to myself, ‘Man, I wish I could just run around here naked. It would feel so free.’ I said, you know what, that’s what I’m going to do for the cover art.”

This was particularly important for Lloyd because he says the album is meant to showcase that bare naked honesty. “People try to hide their flaws,” he says, “but I think the flaws make them a beautiful person. And that’s what Tru is all about.”

Following Tru, Lloyd is working on his next album Out My Window, which will be his first full-length project since 2011’s King of Hearts.

See the tracklisting for Tru below.

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Watch Lloyd Sing A Live Acoustic Version of “You”

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Young Lloyd still got it y’all!

In a sit down with Sacramento’s Hot 103.5 radio station, the Tru singer gave a small group of lucky fans an intimate performance singing his 2007 hit, “You.” Seated at the front of the room with just a microphone and his guitar, he gave an updated rendition of his song complete with a key change and a few extra riffs.

Showing off his infectious personality, he interacted with the audience and laughed when they suggested he sing “five two” instead of “fine too.” As Lloyd began to sing the chorus, the audience sang along with him and he thanked them for being “the most beautiful choir ever.”

Lloyd recently released a remix to his new single “Tru” with 2 Chainz, and it’s accompanying EP will be released on December 9th.

Check out the performance below.

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New Music: Lloyd feat. 2 Chainz – Tru (Remix)

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Through it all, Lloyd just wants to keep it “Tru.”

The R&B crooner’s introspective comeback single, just got a little bit deeper with the official remix featuring 2 Chainz.

The ATL rap star kicks off the track with a few thought-provoking questions. “I want you to look in the mirror right now. I want you to ask yourself, ‘Are you happy with what you see? Are you happy of what you’ve become and where you’re going in life?’,” asks Chainz.

Then, he recalls less-privileged days without heat, when it was hard to get rest. “To my loved ones, still can’t sleep at night / Need an Ambien, an ambulance with lights,” he raps while Lloyd keeps his original, sincere verses about his time away from music.

Lloyd is currently prepping for the release of his Tru EP, which is due out Dec. 9. Take a listen to the title track’s remix below.

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Lloyd Talks “Tru,” Upcoming New Music & National Anthem Protest on KMEL

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Lloyd stopped by 106KMEL on Tuesday (Nov. 8) for a live studio interview with Shay Diddy, as well as give the audience an intimate performance of some of his old & new music.

During their conversation the R&B crooner spoke about his long hiatus from music and what he’s been doing since. Lloyd shared his inspiration behind his new single “Tru,” and revealed that he struggled playing the song for people before releasing it and actually cried the first time he performed the song live. Shay and Lloyd also delved into his upcoming music as they discussed his EP and his album, and his new approach to music.

Being Election Day, Lloyd talked about his involvement and performance in Hillary Clinton’s “Get Out The Vote” rally in Las Vegas, and the importance of voting. He also spoke on the National Anthem protest, and his views as a singer on participating, as well as Sevyn Streeter’s ordeal with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Check out the full interview below.

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Lloyd Announces New Album ‘Out My Window’

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After pleasing fans everywhere with his comeback single “Tru,” R&B crooner Lloyd sets his sights on what his supporters really want, his next album.

Over five years since his last project, the singer has announced his fifth album is on the way and it is titled, Out My Window.

“My new album will be titled #OutMyWindow and i am almost ready to release it,” tweeted Lloyd. “Here’s a sneak listen…”

The behind-the-scenes video features concert and backstage visuals as well as some candid clips from the studio. “Come take this journey with me and you will see that this is me,” he says in the minute-long clip. “I am Lloyd and this is what I see out of my window.”

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Video: Lloyd – Tru

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R&B crooner Lloyd surprised fans everywhere this past May with the release of his introspective comeback song, “Tru.”  Today, the singer/songwriter premieres the anticipated music video.

After a lengthy hiatus to pursue his high school diploma and focus on his family, Lloyd is excited to share new music, and a new perspective with his fans.

“‘Tru’ is about being a fighter. It’s about speaking truthfully and honestly on your life and not shying away from your imperfections,” he told BET. “It’s really about embracing the idea that there’s never failure. There is only lessons to be learned and character to be built. I wanted to shed light on that and I wanted to go towards that light and not run away from it. I got with J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, who produced the track and I wrote it with my good friend Shakespeare. It’s basically me bleeding my heart out to the music.”

And bleed his heart out he did on the soulful, confessional. “I lost it all,” Lloyd says on the intro of the song. “But in life there’s always a chance to grow from the struggle, from the pain, from the realness. Here’s my story.”

The Payne Lindsay-directed visual was shot on 8MM film in Atlanta, capturing Lloyd walking through neighborhoods, and posted up in an old country house while singing about life’s many complexities.

Watch the new visual below, and you can pick up the single on iTunes now.

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Watch: Lloyd Returns to Stage, Joined by Ashanti at Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash in Atlanta

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R&B crooner Lloyd is finally making his comeback this year. Following the release of his compelling, introspective new song “TRU,” the singer/songwriter returned to the stage at Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash in Atlanta this past weekend.

While his appearance was a welcomed surprise for the crowd, Lloyd had his own special guest in store for them. It was a reunion when he brought out Ashanti to join him on their 2004 duet single “Southside.”

Following their performance, Lloyd posted a personal message about his history with Ashanti and the love he has for her.

“Before I dropped my first single, I was selling weed to my schoolmates, had a warrant out for my arrest, and even ended up in jail,” wrote Lloyd. “Then I took a trip to New York City, and was blessed by an Angel. I didn’t know then that my whole life would change, but it has and in the most unbelievable way. She would come by the studio when I wrote my first songs and make me feel as if I was the greatest. I see now how much of a head start I was given by having one of the worlds most talented female singers/songwriters alongside me as an introduction. How I love her so.. @ashanti #family.”

He also thanked the station for always showing him love and support. “When I first released the song ‘TRU,’ the first person to give me AirPlay without any major label backing was Hurricane Dave and @hot1079atl in my hometown. I could not have put it together better if I had planned for it, and that’s why this night was so special. It showed me the value in being a good person, cherishing your friends, and in letting The higher powers do the rest. Thank you to my fans who were there to show me love and give me the strength to continue my quest for what’s TRU in this life.”

Check out their surprise performance below!

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New Music: Lloyd – Tru

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Oh Wow, look who’s back!!

After a much extended hiatus, R&B crooner Lloyd has finally returned for something special for our listening pleasure this Friday.  The singer-songwriter has been away from the scene for quite some time, although there have been a few leaks and random collaborations pop up, like “On Call” and “All I Need” in 2014, Lloyd hasn’t officially released his own new material since 2013’s “Twerk Off” and 2012’s ‘The Playboy Diaries‘ mixtape.

We can now gladly welcome young Lloyd back with the sexy new introspective single “Tru,” produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E League.

“I lost it all,” Lloyd says on the intro of the song as he delves into why he’s been away for so long. “But in life there’s always a chance to grow from the struggle, from the pain, from the realness. Here’s my story.”

“This is me, so please accept me for who I am / Please accept me for what I do / I’m just doing everything that I can, ’cause all I want to be is true,” he sings.

Take a listen to his confessional below, and pick it up on iTunes now!

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