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Aug. 26, 2021

Interview with Dennis Lloyd

Interview with Dennis Lloyd

We had the pleasure of interviewing Dennis Lloyd over Zoom video! 

Multi-Platinum International Artist Dennis Lloyd recently dropped his debut Full-Length Album ‘Some Days,' via Arista Records / Sony Music Entertainment

Following the overnight...


We had the pleasure of interviewing Dennis Lloyd over Zoom video! 

Multi-Platinum International Artist Dennis Lloyd recently dropped his debut Full-Length Album ‘Some Days,' via Arista Records / Sony Music Entertainment

Following the overnight success of his smash single “Nevermind” and a tumultuous two-year period marked by litigation, exhaustion, and a self-prescribed break from the road, the multi-platinum international artist Dennis Lloyd is returning in full-form, reflecting on the highs and lows of his roller coaster journey with his debut full-length album, ‘Some Days,’ out now via Arista Records / Sony Music Entertainment.

The release of ‘Some Days’ follows the single, “The Way,” Dennis’ dynamic new single that marries a driving beat with a reflective message about balancing success and simplicity. Produced by Kygo and Dennis, the song was written in a posh Las Vegas studio, but finished while exploring the wilderness in the Columbia jungle, a surreal contrast that perfectly illustrates the disorientating experience of Dennis’ last few years and that served as inspiration for the rest of the album.

A consummate rebel in the vein of iconoclasts like The Weeknd, Lloyd grew up in Tel Aviv enamored by the sound of the trumpet – its dominance, strength, power, and beauty. Inspired by artists like Audioslave and Linkin Park, he was encouraged by his teacher to attend the music school Thelma Yellin, where he reached a new level of artistry and creativity, and at 22-years-old he traveled to a remote corner of Thailand to find his musical voice—a swelteringly hybrid of pop, hip-hop, and rock. He fell into a relationship that didn’t last, but it formed the inspiration for his breakout single, “Nevermind,” a smoldering proclamation of commitment and desire guided by a finger-snapping beat and mellow guitar strums. The song sparked a rush of worldwide passion, rising on European and American radio charts. But the traps of the music industry became stifling for Lloyd, and after a whirlwind tour of the world that included stops at Coachella, Governor’s Ball, and Firefly Festival and saw his catalogue surpass one billion streams, he took a much-needed break from the road to rediscover himself and his goals as an artist.

Now, with his husky voice and innovative style that “creatively blends the elements of pop, R&B, rock and reggae, breaking global boundaries in addition to crossing them” (Forbes), Dennis returns for his debut album having perfected a post-genre sound that’s both brutally honest and infectiously laidback. Dennis anchors his tracks with looping hooks and heady beats, letting his passions and frustrations show through with soulful cries, melancholy chords, and unvarnished lyrics. He’s an innovative arranger and producer with a gift for exploring texture and atmosphere—and even at his lowest moments, he can lift the mood with a jazzy trumpet solo. Throughout ‘Some Days,’ Dennis recounts his life changing so dramatically following his newfound success. The aching croons, looping grooves, and jazzy trumpet emphasize feelings of raw yearning, while his lyrics show a balladeer torn between breaking away from his love or doubling down at all costs.

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