Cher Lloyd Says She’s Grown Up Since Debut
Cher Lloyd’s getting ready to release her second, full-length album in May, and prior to that, she’s been out doing interviews to talk about the recording process.
The latest, with Glamoholic, reveals that recording went easier this time around, with songs that “clicked” for the former X-Factor contestant and her finding the right balance after a bit more experimentation.
But Lloyd, who quickly rose to fame after placing fourth on the U.K. talent program, talks about her life changing, and as she looks back on Sticks and Stones, she finds that she’s matured. She said: “When I think about my first album, Sticks and Stones, it seems so young! I’ve changed a lot within the space of these two albums. My voice has changed, my opinions and the things I want to write about. This album is a representation of me as an artist and as a person. It’s been so fun to walk into a studio and just write about anything I want to.”
Lloyd grabbed attention post-X-Factor with “Swagger Jagger,” but its full album showed she’s much more rounded of an artist. Sticks + Stones came out in the U.K. in November 2011, eventually reaching No. 4 on the U.K. Albums chart.
However, the release was re-tooled for U.S. audiences, with new tracks and collaborations. Put out through Epic Records in the U.S. in October 2012, Sticks & Stones turned out to be a hit on this side of the pond, too, reaching No. 9 on the Billboard 200.
Its singles included “Swagger Jagger,” “With Ur Love,” featuring Mike Posner, “Want U Back,” which has rapper Astro on the U.K. version, and “Oath,” with Becky G.
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