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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Cher Lloyd's sophomore full-length album, 2014's Sorry I'm Late, finds the former British X-Factor contestant maturing just enough from her 2011 debut, Sticks and Stones, to show growth, while still retaining all of her bright, infectious pop sensibilities. Produced by Savan Kotecha and Shellback, the album also features songwriting contributions from a handful of inspired sources including punk-soul diva Beth Ditto and Swedish super producers Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk, among others. As with Sticks and Stones, the trick with Sorry I'm Late is that while it's an unapologetically slick, uber-produced pop album, it never overwhelms its subject's firecracker personality. Lloyd ...
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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Cher Lloyd's sophomore full-length album, 2014's Sorry I'm Late, finds the former British X-Factor contestant maturing just enough from her 2011 debut, Sticks and Stones, to show growth, while still retaining all of her bright, infectious pop sensibilities. Produced by Savan Kotecha and Shellback, the album also features songwriting contributions from a handful of inspired sources including punk-soul diva Beth Ditto and Swedish super producers Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk, among others. As with Sticks and Stones, the trick with Sorry I'm Late is that while it's an unapologetically slick, uber-produced pop album, it never overwhelms its subject's firecracker personality. Lloyd remains her cocksure, and cockney-accented self, able to flow between hip-hop- and dancehall-inflected party tracks ('Killin' It"), Washed Out-style electronic dance anthems ("Alone with Me"), and earnest acoustic ballads ("Goodnight"). She has a big voice that can crackle with swagger one second and soar with sweet resonance the next, and she uses it to great effect throughout all of Sorry I'm Late. More often than not, she comes off as a pint-sized Dale Bozzio bursting through these neon-colored, Bollywood-sized productions with an exuberant, irrepressible energy. Even when she liberally apple picks her ideas from the tree of retro-pop music culture, as she did while reworking of Neneh Cherry's "Buffalo Stance" for "Playa Boi" on Sticks and Stones, it just works. This time around, she reinvents Skee-Lo's "I Wish," turning it into a slyly deprecating volley of female empowerment. If she split public opinion during her time on the X-Factor and Sticks and Stones did nothing to sway you over to her camp, then Sorry I'm Late probably won't win you over either. That said, in the 21st century world of extreme pop divas and powerhouse productions action-packed with hooks, beats, and hashtagged lyrical content, Lloyd comes off as a natural, a likeable girl next door with a queen-sized attitude and voice to match.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/2014
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 888837690829
  • Catalog Number: 376908
  • Sales rank: 22,894

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just Be Mine (3:15)
  2. 2 Bind Your Love (3:36)
  3. 3 I Wish (3:32)
  4. 4 Sirens (3:55)
  5. 5 Dirty Love (3:18)
  6. 6 Human (3:29)
  7. 7 Sweet Despair (3:17)
  8. 8 Killin' It (2:54)
  9. 9 Goodnight (3:25)
  10. 10 M.F.P.O.T.Y. (3:16)
  11. 11 Alone With Me (3:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cher Lloyd Primary Artist
Stephen Bradley Trumpet
Larry Goetz Acoustic Guitar
Max Martin Background Vocals
Rami Bass, Musician
Matt Squire Musician
Corky James Guitar
Johan Carlsson Guitar, Musician
Nikki Flores Background Vocals
Shellback Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Musician
Paul Shearer Acoustic Guitar
Jason Evigan Background Vocals
Carl Falk Guitar, Musician
Dan Book Background Vocals
Oscar Görres Guitar, Keyboards
Robert Marvin Musician
Oscar Holter Keyboards
Marlene Strand Background Vocals
Gabriel McNair Trombone
Tofer Brown Electric Guitar
LP Ukulele
The Struts Keyboards, Background Vocals
Mag Synthesizer
Livvi Frank Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Mike Posner Composer
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
Tom Coyne Mastering
Emily Wright Composer, Engineer, Vocal Producer
Rami Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Editing
Matt Squire Composer, Producer, Engineer
Michael Ilbert Engineer
T.I. Composer
Beth Ditto Composer
Rouble Kapoor Engineer
Johan Carlsson Composer, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Engineer, Vocal Producer
Catt Gravitt Composer, Vocal Producer
Benny Blanco Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Savan Kotecha Composer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Nick Steinhardt Art Direction
Shellback Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Instrumentation
Noah Passovoy Engineer
Jason Evigan Composer, Producer, Engineer
Carl Falk Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Editing
Benjamin Levin Composer
Oscar Görres Composer, Producer
Robert Marvin Composer, Producer, Engineer
Albin Nedler Vocal Editing
Oscar Holter Composer, Programming, Producer
Cher Lloyd Composer
Chris Sclafani Engineer
Kristoffer Fogelmark Vocal Editing
LP Composer
Kyle Shearer Programming
Peter Carlsson Engineer, Vocal Producer
Jakob Jerlström Composer
Ludvig Söderberg Composer
Tove Lo Composer
Marco Borrero Composer
The Struts Programming, Producer
Mag Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Producer
Isaiah Tejada Programming
Ina Wroldson Composer
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