She’s already hit us with ‘Sirens’, an early contender for Song Of The Year, and we still haven’t quite recovered from the amazing-ness of it all. However it seems Cher Lloyd singles are like buses: you wait ages for one to come along and two come along at once. Not that we’re complaining of course.
The X Factor star released yet another pop stormer in the shape of the instantly catchy ‘Dirty Love’ and it’s more of a nod to Cher of old, with bratty lyrics about boys who are too nice and boring and her distinctive ‘Want U Back’ style vocal ticks stamped all over it.
Cher’s new album ‘Sorry I’m Late’ is out June 23rd and available to pre-order now.
Things have been quiet in the Cher Lloyd camp of late. Despite the release of the sassy ‘I Wish’ back in September, we haven’t heard much in the way of new music and what with album delays galore, we’ve been fearing that one of our fave X Factor graduates would disappear entirely into the pop wilderness.
We need not fear however, as Cher is back with one of her best singles yet. HRRRNNK. ALARM POP.
‘Sirens’ is a proper, huge sounding mid tempo ballad, with driving guitars in the style of Kelly Clarkson circa ‘Since You Been Gone’. The song doesn’t disappoint with that massive chorus either, where Cher begs her lover to “LAAAAAY DOOOOWN HEEEEERUUH” in the “hallowed water” or some such. It’s all very dramatic indeed.
She’s also channelling some serious Demi Lovato vibes, with those wailing vocals in the chorus serving to remind us that, yes, this girl can most definitely SING. In fact, we haven’t heard her sound this good since her celebrated X Factor performance of ‘Stay’ in 2010.
POP BITS. Cher “Sorry I’m Late” Lloyd is about to get even later, and she’s not very happy about it.
The UK singer has been spending a lot of time in the US working on her second album, and with the release date just around the corner, the album’s suddenly been pushed back.
Speaking to chat show host veteran Larry King, Ms Lloyd said: “My album got pushed back, and I’m not happy about it… It was meant be coming out in November… Now I think it’s gonna be early next year.”
Quizzed on why the process is taking this long, Cher answered “because I’ve still gotta find that magic”.
Cher added: “I was hoping to get something to my fans sooner, I just feel like it’s been way too long. But I know that you can’t rush something that’s meant to be right… I think the magic’s already there.”
If the album’s anything like latest hit ‘I Wish’, then we think the magic’s already there too! POP BITS OUT.
POP BITS. Cher Lloyd has today revealed the title of her second studio album, ‘Sorry I’m Late’.
The singer has announced that the new album will be released before the end of the year, seemingly after the first single ‘I Wish’ is released in the UK on November 10.
Cher explained the title of the album in an interview stating “It has two meanings. It’s been a long time since I’ve actually done anything new… I mean, I’ve spent a whole lot of time trying to figure out who I am…It basically sums up all the music too, you know, it’s been a long time and here it is and I’m really sorry that it’s a little late.”
‘Sorry I’m Late’ is the follow-up to Cher’s 2011 debut album ‘Sticks + Stones’ which reached the top 5 in the UK. POP BITS OUT.
When hitting those high notes, it’s sometimes to keep a face as beautiful and flawless as Chezza (which is probably why she mimes… occasionally). Jessie J and Cher Lloyd are living proof of this. But which pop star pulls the strangest faces? Have a flick through our gallery above and then vote in our Weird Face-Off below.
Result: It was a very very very VERY close call but Cher Lloyd out faced Jessie with 52% of the vote.
POP BITS. Give it up for girl power! Little Mix have just announced that they will be joining Demi Lovato’s 2014 tour alongside Cher Lloyd and Fifth Harmony. That is one brave tour manager putting all those girls together!
The British foursome will be one of three acts to open for Demi on the ‘Neon Lights’ tour, kicking off in Vancouver in February 2014. The girls tweeted “Can’t believe we’re going to be touring with @ddlovato in the US next year!! We’re SO EXCITED! We’ve missed our American Mixers! Xx”.
The appearance of Cher Lloyd also means that there is a very high possibility that Demz and Ms. Lloyd will perform their pop smash ‘Really Don’t Care’.
We have our fingers, toes and every possible body part crossed that Demi takes her tour (and the girls) to the UK. POP BITS OUT.
As much as we love a good song-off, this is one pop battle we never thought we’d have to write about. We had to double, triple, and even quadruple check what we saw… Cher has covered a Miley Cyrus song (despite slagging her off, not that long ago).
The song in question is Miley’s movie track ‘I Hope You Find It’, and it now is also, bizarrely, Cher’s 83rd single – yes, EIGHTY THIRD!
Now it’s time for you to listen to both versions, and of course read our commentary, and then vote for your favourite in another mighty fine Maximum Pop! Song-Off.
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[column width=half]Who?: Cher[/column]
[column width=half last=true] Miley Cyrus[/column]
[column width=half]Not to be mistaken for?: Cher Lloyd. This Cher was performing before Ms. Lloyd was born![/column]
[column width=half last=true] Hannah Montana. But she is Hannah Montana so we supposed she could be confused with Hannah Montana but… this is getting confusing.[/column]
[column width=half]Song?: ’I Hope You Find It’[/column]
[column width=half last=true]‘I Hope You Find It’[/column]
[column width=half]Released?: September 24, 2013. Ooh, so it’s out right now![/column]
[column width=half last=true] March 23, 2010. Ooh, so it’s also out right now![/column]
[column width=half]Have I heard it before?: Yes you have, Miley Cyrus recorded it for her 2010 movie ‘The Last Song’.[/column]
[column width=half last=true] No, Miley’s version was first. Well, unless you had never heard of this song until you heard Cher’s version then yes, you will have heard it before.[/column]
[column width=half]About?: The song wishes the artist’s ex all the best in a future relationship, accepting that it was nice while it lasted, but they are happy to move on. It’s all very Adele, isn’t it?[/column]
[column width=half last=true]The song wishes the artist’s ex all the best in a future relationship, accepting that it was nice while it lasted, but they are happy to move on. It’s all very Adele, isn’t it? (Yes we did copy and paste but it’s the same song so that’s allowed)[/column]
[column width=half]Does it have a snazzy lyric video?: Yes, it does! As you can see above this post, Cher’s rendition of the track shows some beautiful calligraphy reading out the lyrics.[/column]
[column width=half last=true] No, it doesn’t. All we could find is a fan made one, as seen above.[/column]
[column width=half]Is it a bit weird?: We have to admit, we did think it was a bit weird when we heard that a sixty-something year old woman was covering a Miley Cyrus single, and it does sound like something we’d send to Eurovision. We even thought it was slightly more strange than Joe McElderry’s rendition of ‘The Climb’![/column]
[column width=half last=true] Although a lot of things that Miley is doing at the moment are very, VERY weird (twerking against Robin Thicke, licking hammers, the list goes on…), this song is an exception. Then again, it was released over three years ago. The song sounds very sweet coming from a 17 year old. Not so much as 67 year old…[/column]
[column width=half]Should I Buy It?: As we’ve mentioned, it is a very lovely song and, although it’s a bit of a strange cover, you wouldn’t even know unless you were a massive Miley fan (or read Maximum Pop!), it’s a lovely pop moment so yes, you should go ahead and buy it.[/column]
[column width=half last=true] There’s no doubt that Cher’s cover will see the original rise back up the charts so feel free to give it a cheeky download if you wish. But if you believe that Miley’s version is a bit dated now then don’t, it is entirely up to you.[/column]
And there you have it! It’s now time for you to decide whether it’s time for Cher to retire and pass her reign down to Miley or whether Ms. Cyrus should step away from the limelight and give Cher her crown back.
Result: A whopping 90% think the original is best! Soz Cher!
Cher Lloyd has debuted the video for her first single from her second album which is due out later this year. ‘I Wish’ was a previous Alarm Pop on MP!, but does the video live up to the track? Well, we were hoping for Barbara Eden (Jeannie from I Dream Of Jeannie) to pop up, but apart from that it’s all good.
Before you watch Little Miss Lloyd get up to her bratty antics, here’s 5 things you need to know about the ‘I Wish’ video:
Cher Lloyd has done a Rylan and purchased a shiny new set of teeth. We had to watch the video twice, as the first time we were entranced by her pearly whites.
The States have not been as good for Cher as we thought. We believed that the ‘Swagger Jagger’ singer was shooting to super stardom but she’s actually working as a waitress in a bar.
Bandanas are a fun and sexy fashion accessory.
There are a lot of booby jokes, so if you have a problem with breast related humour this video is not for you. Cher holds up peppers in front of her own breasts and also stuffs tissue down her top.
T.I. is fit
Now that you have been briefed, enjoy the sassy ex-X Factor starlett do her thang:
POP BITS. X Factor USA finalists Fifth Harmony have released details on their debut EP ‘Better Together’, due in America on October 22.
The girls have announced the six tracks on the mini-album are ‘Don’t Wanna Dance Alone’, ‘Miss Movin’ On’, ‘Better Together’, ‘Who Are You’, ‘Leave My Heart Out Of This’, and ‘Me and My Girls’ – most of which you can hear being performed on Cher Lloyd and Fifth Harmony’s joint I Wish Tour, which is moving across America as we speak!
The five-piece are apparently already in talks with boss Simon Cowell to release acoustic and Spanish versions of the debut offering. Make sure you get him to release it over here girlies!
No word of when it’ll be available to purchase here in the UK but we’re hoping it’ll be sooner rather than later. A 5H vs Little Mix Christmas chart-off would be very exciting, wouldn’t it? POP BITS OUT.