Review: FDM Serve Up “The Pudding” Mixtape

6 Apr

FDM

It seems like 2010 is going to be an interesting year for UK urban music and I’m not talking grime or funky house. This month, R&B boy band FDM (formerly known as Fundamental) have released their highly anticipated mixtape, ‘The Pudding’. The trio, made up of members, Varren, Kyle and Jermaine first made waves on the UK scene back in 2006 after scooping various awards for their hit tunes ‘Jump’ and ‘Playground’. Despite their relative success, the band soon disappeared from our radio and TV screens…

Well now FDM have signed to Compound Entertainment (owned by Ne-Yo) and are back in 2010 with a new look and a new sound. Straight off the intro packs a punch, and with lyrics like “the best is back” it’s clear that this was the intention. However, it’s a shame that the tune only lasts little over a minute as it is one of the better tracks on the mixtape  which has had over 40,000 downloads in its first 48 hours.

FDM’s style has clearly matured and it shows in their music. Their lyrics about life, love and emotions are heartfelt but with just seven tracks ‘The Pudding’ only offers a bite-size portion of the new FDM.  I really liked ‘Selfish’ which is a sentimental and catchy love song with a great hook and ‘Drop The World’ is another quality song which has been popular with the group’s fans on the internet. Anyone looking for a slow jam will probably like ‘Crash’ and ‘Future Girl’. They’re perfect if you want some intimate background music or if you’re just looking to chill…

Check out my full review over at MTV: The Wrap Up

Follow FDM on Twitter @FDMonline

Tracklist

  1. The Pudding (Intro)
  2. Selfish
  3. Drop The World
  4. Winter Love
  5. Do Something
  6. Crash
  7. I Need You
  8. Future Girl
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