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‘Lay It Down’ is the first single from R&B crooner Lloyd‘s upcoming debut on Zone 4/Interscope King of Hearts. The single boasts production from Zone 4 head honcho Polow Da Don and samples the classic tune ‘You Are Everything’ from The Stylistics. ‘Lay It Down’ is a slightly new direction from Lloyd as he is taking a more loud and direct tone instead of his usual light, airy swooning soprano. The song actually sounds like it could have been written for a newer artist like Jeremih, with its inflections of auto-tune, and it sounds more like Lloyd is yelling rather than singing. This song has all the makings of being a very catchy commercial hit but in my opinion it isn’t Lloyd’s best. I’ll be looking forward to his next single. King of Hearts is set to release in February 2011. 

NEXT: LLOYD COMMANDS YOU TO LAY IT DOWN!

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Lay It Down (Mastered) – Lloyd by user9705567