Following the success of his 2019 album Full Metal Jacket, legendary UK artist Flowdan has dropped his first release of the new decade, The Red Pill EP.
It features 4 brand new, heavy tracks with features from fellow Grime mic men Jammz, Snowman Baby & Roachee and continues Flowdan’s ongoing partnership with highly respected and loved Brighton label Tru Thoughts.
The EP is Flowdan’s first completely self-produced project, and with the productions being as tight and well polished as these, its hard to believe he’s not been doing this since day dot. “I feel like the realisation of completing this EP and actually being able to say it’s written and produced by me is a place I never expected to be”, he explains “I didn’t know I was able to do it until I got stuck in. Coming out the other side it makes me realise that I’m capable of more than I knew.”
Teaming up with Jammz on lead track Savage, Flowdan reiterates the importance of having conviction in yourself. Rumblings of guitar merge with the pair’s formidable vocals and distinctive flows as they battle against a system that is set up to work against them, stressing the importance of being prepared for anything; “Support yourself” he underlines, “it’s a savage land so you’ve got to be aware and be ready. Whatever it takes”.
The Red Pill EP also features appearances from Snowman Baby – whose melodic tones glide alongside Flowdan’s direct delivery on opening track Upset – and fellow Roll Deep member Roachee. Utilising the latter’s flair for storytelling on Time Is Money, Flowdan’s foreboding production sets the tone as he and Roachee deliver a powerful reminder that time is money, because you will never have enough of either, and some of the dangers of this inevitability. Looking at the subject of ‘Cancel Culture’, Flowdan closes the EP with solo track Tell Me Nothing, showcasing his ability to rise above the opinions of others, to flip their judgments on the head and to ask the question “would you cancel yourself?”
1. Upset feat. Snowman Baby
2. Savage feat. Jammz
3. Time Is Money feat. Roachee
4. Tell Me Nothing
Out now and available to download/stream here.
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