ALEX Lloyd is rediscovering his inner rock star.
The father of four is living a sedate life on the New South Wales Central Coast these days, after years in London.
But he recently completed a national tour in support of his album Acoustica, and Lloyd said he took to life on the road with the relish of his youth.
“I was pretty rock and roll on this tour, I had a good time actually,” he said.
“I let loose a bit.
“It kind of gave me some space to write some music.
“I wrote a bunch of stuff for a new record, which I’m really excited about.
“I found that guy again that writes music.”
The 42-year-old reached his commercial peak with the release of Watching Angels Mend in 2001, featuring the anthemic single Amazing.
That followed a critically acclaimed solo debut, Black the Sun.
But Lloyd’s profile has been decidedly lower in recent years.
Subsequent releases failed to have the same appeal as his first two, and he was dogged by a court case after being sued by a truck driver who alleged he had co-written Amazing.
The claim was dropped, but not before 17 months of legal pain.
Lloyd admitted the whole saga rocked his foundations.
“I did lose a little bit of faith in humanity,” he said.
“It was so unreasonable and incredible… I couldn’t believe it was actually happening.
“It killed me a little bit inside and it’s taken me a while to get over it.”
Lloyd, who has a new single Mockingbird available on Spotify, is returning to Perth next month for a free family concert in North Perth.
The gig, 6006 in the Park, also features The Bamboos’ Kylie Auldist, Kiwi pop star Aaradhna and local prospects Figurehead.
Lloyd said he was enjoying being back in the spotlight.
“I’m happy with where things are at, and I’m enjoying reconnecting with the audience.”
What: 6006 in the Park
Where: Woodville Reserve, North Perth
When: Sunday, November 13