R&B singer Lloyd is not afraid to bare it all on the cover his upcoming EP ‘Tru.’ The 5-track EP includes appearances from Rick Ross, and 2 Chainz, who appears on the remix to Lloyd’s comeback single Tru.
While debuting his album cover Lloyd spoke to Complex about the reasoning to go nude on his new EP cover. Lloyd’s new project in over 5 years, is set to arrive Dec. 9, followed by the R&B crooner new album Out My Window.
On the cover art:
“It was really more of an introspective thing. Although what you see on the outside is a guy who is apparently balls-to-the-wall naked in the woods near a waterfall, it’s really a moment for me to conquer all the fears that I might have had. All the inhibitions, the insecurities that usually exist in a person; to me it’s no exception. Insecurities of the body, being free in a public place.”
On the Tru EP:
“The path [of the EP] is to eliminate tricks and gimmicks. Let’s take Photoshop out of the equation, let’s take all the filters out of the equation. Fuck it, let’s take the clothes out of the equation. When we record, let’s take the Auto-Tune out; let’s create songs based around a story first. Let’s strip everything down to its simplest form possible in order to capture the best work possible.
2. “Heavenly Body” f/ Rick Ross
5. “Tru (Remix)” f/ 2 Chainz (Bonus)