New Song: Lloyd – ‘Lay It Down’ (A Must-Hear)

Published: Monday 16th Aug 2010 by Sam

R&B singer Lloyd is back. After inking a deal with Zone4/Interscope, the former INC star is currently readying his fourth studio album ‘King of Hearts’ for release next February. In the meanwhile, he serves up the LP’s lead single ‘Lay It Down’ – which surfaced a few moments ago.

Take a listen to the Polow Da Don produced cut below. It’s a must lol…

Sweet Jesus himself…I can’t.

For all the studio wizardry at Polow’s disposal, how or why he OK’ed Lloyd’s cat-in-a-microwave vocals are beyond me. He sounded a hot burning mess. Honestly, one of the worst recordings I’ve heard in the longest of times. An utter shame, as the song’s promising production never sees its full potential realised after being laced with that atrocity. Appalling.

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  1. S*** August 16, 2010

    LMAO @ a hot burning mess. Its OK I guess But He could really use some tips from the master vocalist…. Rihanna.

  2. malyeh August 16, 2010

    Thinking Chris or trey can do it better… I just cant with Lloyd voice =S

  3. Brandy = DA TRUTH August 16, 2010

    Rhianna please come and speak to your twin – A HOT BOILING MESS!

  4. GtheGreat August 16, 2010

    i listened and got an instant headache….OH MY GAWWWD!! lol…..this is bad, read bad…that “heeeeeaaaaddd” part is orchestrated and produced by a prankster, i am sure.

  5. Juztoon August 16, 2010

    He needs to get back to ‘get it shawty’ type songs….

  6. idk August 16, 2010

    nothing was not wrong with that damn song lol…….it is actually better than any trey or cb song i heard n awhile so u guys need to get ur ears fixed the song is good for radio 🙂

  7. kelly fan4ever August 16, 2010

    the song is a mess but he is to cute

  8. spring August 16, 2010


    I CAN’T…. Next please!!

  9. thatmangojuice August 16, 2010

    holy s*** lol … i thought i was on MTV’s Boiling Points , i lost in the first 10 seconds

  10. UGh August 16, 2010

    oh lay e lay e oh lay e oh ….lay your heeeadddddddd♫

  11. Tiff August 16, 2010

    I like Lloyd *shrugs*

    But this is song is just…woah. lol I really think he should re-record this but not scream. Cause lawwwwd I couldnt get past the 2nd “Lay it down”

  12. Tiff August 16, 2010

    @ Juztoon

    I agree! I really liked that song!
    And he made a song for his 3rd album “year of the lover” called “I’m wit it” hot ish!

    He can do so much better than this….

  13. CIARADABESS August 16, 2010

    FAGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!! This guys a hollywood b****! HE WENT HOLLYWOOD YALL!

  14. TOP NOTCH DIVA August 16, 2010

    I actually like it!

  15. bjksolo August 16, 2010


  16. UGh August 16, 2010

    I actually like the song but he sounds weird which is good since no one actually focuses on people’s singing abilities these days *kanye shrug*

  17. CIARADABESS August 16, 2010

    My last comment was shady.

    Now let me be honest about the song.

    His “vocals” hurt my ears. The song is annoying as hell. Auto-tune and Voice Distortion does wonders for people, but while it did wonders for his voice, it still was annoying.

  18. CIARADABESS August 16, 2010

    He sounds like he’s getting f***** by Soulja Boy and Trey songz at the same time

  19. Frick me this sounds s*** August 16, 2010

    In all honesty he sounds like a girl and don’t get me wrong the beat is pretty solid but his voice just flops it entirely.

  20. Samuel August 16, 2010

    Terrible voice, sounds like a woman or (even younger) Justin Bieber. If he wants a great song, he should change his voice :p

    (sorry, my english it’s not very good)

  21. werk August 16, 2010

    i dont think it ‘s finished.
    but if u are a fan/stan of Chris Brown this should satisfy. I t sounds like his voice

    and for those trying to clown Rihanna -proceed when your fav or lloyd sell out Madison Square Gardens are any venue over 10,000.( then get ur clown on) ask mama breezy she couldn’t even stay away from MSG to see Ri and is even tweeting how much she loves her.

  22. CIARADABESS August 16, 2010

    No he sounds like a chipmunked Chris Brown.

  23. Carmello August 16, 2010

    @CIARADABESS F****** DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  24. Carmello August 16, 2010

    I’m going to agree with Ciaradabess. He’s trying too hard and you can tell how much editing was done to his voice. I WANT REAL R&B music back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. NAJ August 16, 2010

    I was instantly expecting to hate this before listening to it, based on everyone’s comments and the description, but I can honestly say that it’s not NEARLY as bad I was expecting it to be. And dare I say it?? But I actually kinda like it….Sure, there were a couple of cat/screaming/waling notes here and there that shoulda been eliminated, but I thought overall, I honestly thought Lloyd sang his a*s off….didn’t even realize he had that in him. IMO

  26. Carmello August 16, 2010

    It’s just boring to me. I’m not feeling it.

  27. queenbeyonce10 August 16, 2010

    That was HORRIBLE!!!!

  28. ALEXxx August 16, 2010

    I must have no taste at all because I actually enjoyed that song…though LOL @ CIARADABESS Souljaboy and Trey Songz comment.

  29. stan August 16, 2010

    What the f*** is Sam ass talking about! Ughhh I’m so over his ass at times! This song is NOT bad!!!!! it’s actually dope!!!! If Chris Brown sung it the exact same way Sam would jizz in his f****** pants! Get over yourself!

  30. chips yummm August 16, 2010

    Omg WTF?!?

    Rihanna, come get your brother LOL

  31. 7easts August 16, 2010

    come on Lloyd, u could do way better than that, i had faith in you , let me down brother. you are good singer but this one is a flop, sorry

  32. JAZ0195 August 16, 2010

    Ummmm I can’t I just can’t I really couldn’t listen to the whole song I stopped after one minute. That was just terrible omg I don’t know what else to say.

  33. Heaven August 16, 2010

    It’s going to be a hit.

  34. Soulful Roses August 16, 2010

    That was disgusting! I need to take a shower…

  35. Tiff August 16, 2010

    LOL @ Soulful Roses

    It was that bad huh?

  36. Kross August 16, 2010

    LMAO @ Cat-in-microwave….XD

    So true…this is dreadful!

  37. WENDY August 16, 2010

    WOW! His voice is on the same level as Rihanna. My ears are bleeding

  38. X,Y,”and Z” August 16, 2010

    … Now where’s that Prince clip of him giving Trey Songz ‘his now-trademark’ “no-need-for-words disapproval …?”
    … But let’s be honest, shall we …? … He sounds no-worse that a fading-fast 30-year-old, whose name I’ll NOT mention, whose claim-to-fame, WILL SURELY EVER-BE, that SHE was the space-holder/side-kick/go-for to one of today’s mega-stars!
    … And HE, MOST-decidedly, sounds-better than, another fading once-popular singer/performer, whose whispers of some Ride-in-Fantasy has fallen on deaf-ears! No-matter her staged photo-ops, consorting with the dregs of fame, said detritus can currently be seen on/in current Reality-TV reruns!

    My-oh-my, how the “landscape of current popular-culture” is fast-changing; we’re witnessing a revolution; just WHO said it wouldn’t be televised? … Lady Gaga, an unglamourous, untidy, weirdo is unseating the ONCE-reigning Glamour-Queen of pop-culture herself! Matthew must, be beside-himself, with/in bewilderment: for a brand, such as his daughter’s, to be “forced abnegation” by the likes of some … shabby-upstart, must surely cut-deep …!!
    … So while Lady Gaga “comes for” Matthew’s daughter, “The White Rapper” is launching a “full-frontal attack” on HIS son-in-law, and has “come-for” AND HAS TAKEN HIS CROWN; the self-proclaimed “King of New York/New Frank Sinatra” has to now, “fight for market-share” with/amongst those who HE, once gazed-upon with, his trademark, scowl and “nouveau riche contempt ….!!!”

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT …!!!

  39. Robier August 16, 2010


  40. Jamie August 16, 2010

    It was ok for New Edition back in the day, but damn Lloyd, IT’S 2010. I mean, has this cat even gone through puberty yet. That mess don’t make anyone want to lay down–more like get up and leave!!

  41. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) August 16, 2010

    Why is he yelling??????????????

  42. number1k9 August 16, 2010

    If it didn’t sound like he was screaming and maybe down a few octaves it wouldn’t sound so bad.

  43. MrIncredible August 16, 2010

    This is what happens when an artist tries to more sound like Ester Dean (who I will bet my bottom dollar wrote this) than themself. He sounds a straight fool on this track CLEARLY trying to mimic Ester’s vocals.

  44. A August 16, 2010

    If they brought the pitch down it wouldnt be that bad

  45. Marsh August 16, 2010


    OMG! Did you say Ester Dean??

  46. HaYYYYYYY August 16, 2010

    ill admit its not great
    but its not that bad
    calm down a lil on this

  47. Realmusic August 16, 2010

    I actually like the song but his vocals could have been waaaaaaay better

  48. wateva August 16, 2010

    bjksolo sang this to me 🙂

  49. stan August 16, 2010

    patti labelle must be livid

  50. Lady Gaga’s Invisble Twin Marty August 16, 2010

    Damn it wasn’t that bad… But that yelling at around that 2:30 mark, no…

  51. livelife August 16, 2010

    Lollyd has that baby homo sounding voice. Its high pitched, chipmunky, and weird. He’s always had that voice. This sounds like one of Jaheims old songs though. The beat.

  52. mena August 16, 2010

    i dont know about this one but i do love Lloyd an i did buy his last two albums street love, an lessons in love an i enjoyed them but this song is not that bad but its not that great either.

  53. Geronimo Deuces August 16, 2010

    i like it haters fall back pls…….

    go lloyd go

  54. Geronimo Deuces August 16, 2010

    @ werk

    i dont think it ’s finished.
    but if u are a fan/stan of Chris Brown this should satisfy. I t sounds like his voice

    and for those trying to clown Rihanna -proceed when your fav or lloyd sell out Madison Square Gardens are any venue over 10,000.( then get ur clown on) ask mama breezy she couldn’t even stay away from MSG to see Ri and is even tweeting how much she loves her.

    you are JOKING right???
    a ticket for $10 anybody can sell out, she still needs beyonce to train her

  55. ~TeAM WeeZY~ August 16, 2010

    OMGGGGGGGG! Lloyd sounding a hot flaming mess! He was screaming like a 10 year old girl! That was HORRIBLE! Poor guy. Oh well, he’s a lame anyway!

    The production is AMAZING! I swear if it was a female singing this it would be MILES better or even if it was a few keys lower it would be a FIYAH song for a REAL male singer!

  56. BENJAMIN August 16, 2010

    It’s ok…………….the medody is nice though, and shouldn’t go to waste, maybe someone else can re-record this.

  57. vegasgirl August 16, 2010

    Why is he screaming? Is he trying to yodel at the end? Why did I think it was a girl singing the chorus? Again, why is he screaming at me through the entire song? I need answers!

  58. queenbeyonce10 August 16, 2010

    he is screaming not singing. This is wack NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. virgo August 16, 2010

    i think they tried to record something where he is using more power. Lloyd usually has this soft voice where he doesn’t really belt. That’s what it sounded like to me. I think they are trying to see what he can do when using more power. I definitely doesn’t sound like anything he has recorded in the past.

  60. Brettz August 16, 2010

    Which cat is in heat?!?!? I can hear her screaming from down in the alley

  61. mark ginnis August 16, 2010

    F*** all y’all ! I like it its very good! this is a good USA urban hit record!

  62. Geronimo Deuces August 16, 2010

    ^^^ LMAO but at least he is trying something different

  63. Geronimo Deuces August 16, 2010

    go lloyd go

  64. CiaraMedlies August 16, 2010

    someone shoot me twice and then s*** my ears, i cannot

  65. JAZ0195 August 16, 2010


  66. Tim August 16, 2010

    Dag his vocals on this track sounds like someone choaking the s**t out of a cat. SMH, this is Lloyd @ his worst.

  67. Bugsy August 16, 2010

    Cat in a microwave though Sam !?!!? Ha ha ha ha!!!!

  68. truthfully August 16, 2010

    Now this is a mess.

  69. RosaRubbel August 16, 2010

    His voice sounds really confusing to me. Not horrible, but confusing.

  70. Waddie G. August 16, 2010

    The production isn’t bad at all…it really sounds like “Turnin’ Me On” Pt. 2 – The vocals, on the other hand, sounds a bit to screechy. Maybe in the pitch was taken down some, the song would sound perfect. I see that Lloyd is aiming to get hits similar to Trey Songz with this track. Good luck.

  71. Cyphers August 16, 2010

    I didn’t think it was that bad

  72. ADE August 16, 2010

    lmao @ these comments! Is it really that bad? Ima have to listen..

  73. ADE August 16, 2010

    lol ummm it was pretty terrible but damn some of you guys are going on like he’s hit rock bottom

  74. Fred August 16, 2010

    Cat getting r****!

  75. NO NO NO NO NO KELLY NOWLAND August 16, 2010

    its ok….but whoever paid for this deserves a full exchange or store credit.

  76. L.L August 16, 2010

    sam, u wrong 4 the comment, it’s not that bad, atleast he’s tryin’ 2 think outside of the box, it’s a pretty good song, it’s different, damn, u can atleast give him credit 4 tryin’ 2 attempt somethin’ different, that’s what u gotta like about lloyd, u’ll neva kno’ what 2 expect, all of y’all sayin’ “ohh my god, this sounds horrible”, it’s probably cuz ure used 2 soft vocals 4rm him, give him his props 4 attemptin’ somethin’ different. go ahead lloyd, u did alrite with this one, lloyd sang his ass off.

  77. Thomas August 16, 2010

    I like the song, but his voice is terrible!! Give the song to R.kelly, trey songz.. or pretty much anyone else. The song is hot but not wiith that voice. haha

  78. Cameron August 16, 2010

    I actually LOVE THIS SONG….and about his voice…it’s different and that is what will make him stand out from every other Male Artist…he kind of sounds like Michael Jackson in some parts of the song…And everyone Loved Michael’s voice, so I don’t think the voice will be a problem.

  79. Kendra August 16, 2010

    This is a decent song but his voice is a mess

  80. I_Siah89 August 16, 2010

    Lloyd is out of his comfort zone vocally on this track, another good Polow production, for a min i thought he sounded like a girl lool

  81. Luv-Lee August 16, 2010

    Now, if Sam had introduced this song saying that it was FIYAH, this is gonna be a hit, Lloyd is really showcasing his vocal abilities, all of you EASILY INFLUENCED and EASILY MANIPULATED people would be saying “That song is hot!!! Lloyd is back!!! I always been a fan of his, blah blah blah. Can’t anyone formulate their OWN opinion anymore?? Doesn’t ANYONE in this new generation (the Lil’ Wayne Generation as I like to call it) think for themselves?? SMH…

  82. truth August 16, 2010

    the song is ok but i bet if sam or trent said it was good u wud like it even more……please…that grape juice is juice media dont listen to sam and his bitchy stupid opinions…….its funny how no one used to say rihanna cant sing…untill sam started ruining her name kmt i hate this website

  83. GrapeJuice sucks August 16, 2010


  84. CJ August 17, 2010

    I honestly like the song I think it would be hott. I’m not sure how well he will do LIVE. But I like the Groove of the song.

  85. Alicia August 18, 2010

    I liked it.

  86. Phoenyxx August 18, 2010

    One question:
    Who told him to yodel at the end?

    That’s all I have to say about this.

  87. Jtoria October 4, 2010

    I really Lov3 this song so ya’ll need to quit hatin on Lloyd I think he did a good job Lmao at ya;ll who think that !!!!!

  88. lady lay November 4, 2010

    l lov3 this song so yall need to stop tripin yall r mad because yall cant sing like he could so buhbye

  89. miike313 December 8, 2010

    iitz straiight, ii thiink iit kiinda sounds liike pretty riicky’z “your body” beat. ii furreall thought iit was a giirl tiill ii found out iit was lloyd who diid tha song aha ii guess ppl liike iit tho cuz iitz all ii hear on tha radiio. ugh, wut has happened ta rnb n rap?! iitz goiin ta shiit juss liike errythiing else iin tha world :\

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