Lay It Down (Lloyd song)
|"Lay It Down"|
|Single by Lloyd|
|from the album King of Hearts|
|Released||August 31, 2010|
|Format||Digital download, CD single|
|Label||Young Goldie Music, Interscope, Zone 4|
|Writer(s)||Ester Dean, Jamal Jones, Veronika Bozeman|
|Producer(s)||Polow da Don, Veronika "V." Bozeman (co.)|
|Lloyd singles chronology|
"Lay It Down" is a song by American R&B recording artist Lloyd taken from his fourth studio album King of Hearts. The track, which serves as the album's lead single, was produced by Polow da Don and samples Patti LaBelle's "Love, Need and Want You". The single was originally released via YoungGoldie.com on August 15, 2010, and was released via iTunes on August 31, 2010.
The music video was shot in Los Angeles, California and directed by Mickey Finnegan. It premiered on October 12, 2010, on BET's 106 & Park. The video has peaked at #4 on the show. K.D. Aubert plays the leading lady with Keri Hilson and Polow da Don making cameo appearances throughout the video.
In a radio interview, Lloyd revealed the song will have three official remixes.
The first official remix for pop radio featuring rock drums and rapper B.o.B, it was released featuring B.o.B and background vocals from the group Rock City on January 21, 2011. It was released to radio in March 2011.
The third official remix featuring an unrevealed artist who people "wouldn't expect to hear." This third version was released on December 29, 2010, entitled "Lay it Down Part II - A Tribute to the Legends." It features Patti Labelle and pays tribute to Aretha Franklin and the late Teena Marie.
R&B Artist K. Michelle released an unofficial remix of the song.
|US Billboard Hot 100||64|
|US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||7|
- "Lloyd- Young Goldie: Lloyd releases new single, "LAY IT DOWN"! Debut single from KING OF HEARTS album! Listen now!".
- "FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Nielsen Ratings, Music News and more!".
- HipHopDX (13 January 2011). "Lloyd f. R Kelly & Jeezy - Lay It Down (G-Mix)". HipHopDX.
- Lloyd In The Studio Interview. 20 December 2010 – via YouTube.
- "Lloyd- Young Goldie: "Lay It Down - The Remixes" coming to iTunes on 2/15!".
- "New Music: RichGirl – 'Fall in Love with RichGirl' [Mixtape]". Rap-Up.
- Lloyd - Lay It Down Billboard.com
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