Cher Lloyd’s follow-up to debut album “Sticks + Stones” now has a title. During a Billboard session in New York on Wednesday (Oct. 16), the 20-year-old pop starlet exclusively told Billboard that her second studio album, tentatively due out by the end of the year, will be called… “Sorry I’m Late.”
“I think it has two meanings,” Lloyd explained. “It’s been a long time since I’ve actually done anything new, but for me, it’s as a person. I mean, I’ve spent a whole lot of time trying to figure out who I am, and I think everybody goes through that.”
Although Lloyd’s “Sticks + Stones” album, which included the Top 10 single “Want U Back,” was released in the U.S. just last October, the U.K. singer’s debut full-length was released nearly a year earlier overseas — and Lloyd is more than ready to return with a more measured, mature pop sound. “Sorry I’m Late” will include the T.I.-assisted single “I Wish,” which has moved 53,000 downloads to date according to Nielsen SoundScan, as well as material previewed on Lloyd’s recent I Wish tour, which featured another group of “X Factor” finalists, Fifth Harmony.
“I think that album title basically sums up all the music, too,” Lloyd continued about “Sorry I’m Late.” It’s been a long time, and here it is, and I’m really sorry that it’s a little late!”
Check back with Billboard.com soon for Lloyd’s multi-song acoustic session and video Q&A about her forthcoming album.