Today, London-based girl group FLO share their eagerly-awaited debut project, The Lead. Spanning five records, the EP includes previously released songs “Cardboard Box” and “Immature” as well as several new cuts for fans alike to enjoy.
Opening the project, “Cardboard Box” quickly rose to viral triumph over the past several months, pouring in mass support online from digital dwellers and celebrities such as SZA and Missy Elliot to name a few. Having laid the groundwork for their subsequent releases, the song perfectly captures the group’s 90s R&B-tinged style that seamlessly blends with contemporary pop. Similarly, “Immature” combines crisp metallic beats and undulating earworm melodies for a phenomenal follow-up record. It was released in tandem with the EP’s announcement just days before The Lead came out.
“Summertime” picks up the tempo, serving as a summer anthem for the ladies as FLO sings about cruising in their Hummer with their hair and nails done. Meanwhile, “Feature Me” is a sultry cut that perfectly showcases the ladies’ vocal prowess as they sing about love and all of the emotions encompassed within those feelings. Closing the EP out, the acoustic iteration of “Another Guy” draws inspiration from classic Aaliyah as the group unpacks failed relationships. Production and co-writing come from the likes of MNEK, Jamal Woon, KABBA, LOXE, Ryan Ashley, and several more.
“Our debut EP The Lead represents personal and professional growth because it’s taken so many twists and turns. We are young black women navigating life and musicians finding our voice and sound through R&B. Pop means popular, and R&B could be pop, but people need to give it the same love and chance,” FLO shares. “The Lead shows us that positive things can come from tough conversations, and reminds us to take the lead and not follow anyone else when making decisions on your relationships and listening to your truth.”
Stream The Lead below.