While everybody has been on the One Direction train, I have been paying close attention to rising UK star Cher Lloyd. Thanks to the wonders of "youtube", my little sister, introduced me to the music of Cher Lloyd. One listen to "Want You Back" and "With Your Love" and I was hooked! I wanted to know more about Ms. Lloyd. After her stint in 2010’s UK’s X-Factor (where One Direction was also formed), she was signed by Simon Cowell to Syco Records, fairly recently she was also signed by L.A Reid to Epic Records.
Back in May, I was able to get my hands on her debut album titled Sticks + Stones – the album is only available on the UK, but you can buy it online via amazon (like I did.) Let me just say that I have been listening to the CD non-stop, it has been playing in my car every day since I bought it (the album has relieved the stress of my very long commute.)
Cher Lloyd was able to gather some impressive collaborations with artists such as; Busta Rhymes, Carolina Liar and the hugely talented Mike Posner. She has quite an infectious sound, it is different from what is out right now, and it is certainly not your typical “pop” record. She was able to blend pop, hip-hop, dubstep, some ballads and the combination of all those sounds resulted in Stick + Stones. She takes no BS from anyone, even those who might not believe that she is talented. Cher Lloyd is sassy, quite edgy, and her sound and lyrics are refreshing to listen to.
She is currently doing promotion in the United States in support of the release of her single "Want You Back." Her promo in the East Coast ended, and she will be embarking on a promotional tour in the West Coast. She is scheduled to attend a radio event in San Jose California on August 9th. The tour will also take her to San Diego, Seattle Washington, Phoenix Arizona amongst other cities.
What is known so far is that "Want You Back" is officially the first single for her US debut, it has not been confirmed if Stick + Stones will also be released here in the US or if it will be a different version with other tracks.
Keep an eye on Cher Lloyd, she is ought to take the US by storm! Check out the videos for the songs "Want You Back" & "With Your Love" –enjoy!