On the same day she revealed new single “It’s All Good,” a collaboration with Ne-Yo inspired by Unilever’s Fruttare ice cream bars, U.K. pop princess Cher Lloyd revealed that she is prepping her second album for a tentative release later this year.
The as-yet-untitled album will be a follow-up to her debut “Sticks + Stones,” released in her native U.K. in November 2011 and in the States last October. Lloyd recorded that album over two years ago, following her stint as a fourth-place runner up on UK’s “X Factor” in 2010, and told Billboard the new record will reflect the events of the last three years. She is currently aiming for a September release, and was gearing up to play new tracks for her label boss, Epic’s L.A. Reid, on Wednesday in Manhattan.
“I feel like I’ve grown up as a person, learned a lot about myself as an artist,” the 19-year-old Lloyd said during an interview with Ne-Yo at New York’s London Hotel. “And my fans need it -- they really do. They may not forgive me for not releasing any new material, like, ‘Is she just going away?’ I feel very positive about this year and I feel like it’s the new me and a lot more confident too.”