Premiere: Lloyd Brings Classic R&B Vibes With "Excited" Music Video

He's back.

Fresh off the release of his first full-length project in seven years, Lloyd teamed with VIBE to premiere the video for "Excited" on Wednesday (Sept. 19).

A standout track off his new LP TRU, "Excited" was first debuted back in 2016 when the "You" artist released the TRU EP. Finally, fans are getting a classic visual to top off the smooth jam.

Directed by Jamaica Craft and Chante Jacobs, "Excited" chronicles an OG R&B passion, filled with grinding, bouncing and rolling.

“Having an all-around good time to music is a family pastime. Whether we were driving to New Orleans for the summer, hanging out with friends at the skating rink, at the park for a bbq, or out on a date, there was one common denominator. Music." Lloyd tells VIBE. "It was the soundtrack to some of my life’s most memorable moments."

Inspired by his love for skating, dancing, and live music, the Empire artist hopes "Excited" can soundtrack "those same memorable moments in the lives of others." When listening to the track, Lloyd encourages all fans to "tie up your skates real tight, grab a partner, and get off the wall.”

Sounds like a good time to us.

Most recently, Lloyd has gone platinum off his 2016 single "Tru," which also serves as the outro track of the LP.

Stream "Tru" below and check out the official music video for "Excited" up top.

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