FDL is the new single from DMLO. This is a ballad with an introspective set of lyrics and a reflective, bittersweet emotion that will surely resonate with listeners who have lost relationships they valued or have made mistakes in the past. The song is introspective and sad, in that way where we can enjoy a little how it makes us suffer. FDL was released near the end of March 2023 and is already making waves on Spotify and other streaming platforms.
FDL features a dancehall style that is unique and exciting. It is a novel sound for a romantic ballad, a soft and reflective song full of bittersweet reflections on the things that have gone wrong, on those relationships that feel so very right but go so very wrong. Here, DMLO offers a novel and interesting twist on the concept of the one that got away, that one person who we wonder about late at night.
The song is sure to please those looking for new songs working in the dancehall genre and especially those with original twists, like FDL. It’s also the perfect song for a broken heart, with the right balance between salty and sweet, of nostalgic, that feeling of wanting to pick at an old wound, weirdly satisfying and a little painful. It’s a song to play alone in one’s room and enjoy the old memories that come floating to the surface.
DMLO is a versatile singer and songwriter. His preferred genres are Latin Urban, Pop, and R&B, but within all these styles, he offers something unique and ever-changing, chameleonic, that blends together distinctive elements to offer an experience with a lot of novelty for each new track. DMLO is not afraid to get real and honest, sharing his experience in a relatable way. He is a Dominican-American from Miami who finds inspiration in the modern greats like Kehlani, Sech, and Russ, balancing these influences with something unique as well.
Charming, sultry vocals can inspire listeners to get nostalgic, reflect on their lives, and connect with the instantly relatable experience of the artist, who is not afraid to get authentic, which makes his songs feel raw and real. FDL is a perfect example of this style. Not only does it offer a Latin-style dancehall ballad that explores the sounds of different genres, but it is also raw and honest, which delves into a painful past. This can be almost therapeutic for the listeners, as they are sure to relate to the feeling of what-could-have-been, that taste of regret and fantasy that can make us more aware of the mistakes we have made and a memory of the past tinged with sweetness and nostalgia, but also a bitterness that can feel good. The song is powerful, showcasing the artist’s voice and talent for lyrics, as well as an emotional connection.
You can also find the artist on Apple Music.
We had the pleasure of interviewing DMLO. Here are the excerpts from the interview.
Hi, Great to have you with us today! Please share with our readers about your journey.
Hi, I used to say I got into music as sort of an accident, but I don’t know that I really believe that anymore. I was put into the choir in school – I think they just needed another butt in a chair, and it just happened to me, but it was there that I learned I was a natural. I picked up many instruments over the years and studied music formally in college – first in Miami, then at Berklee College of Music, where I focused primarily on playing bass and producing. I ran a music program after that for a while, but after years of intense study, I was over the whole academic nature of it all and burnt out on teaching. I thought I had stopped enjoying music and decided to focus on creating again, which is when I started writing, recording, and producing myself. Today I work closely with Franc [Noir]. We complement one another really well since melodies come naturally to me, so can he focus on production – we’re kinda like PB&J… it just works. We work on lyrics together a lot too.
Please tell us about your latest song, FDL.
FDL is my new single, which was just released last week. It’s a dancehall-esque ballad and a twist on the concept of “the one that got away” – the kind of song you’d play alone in your room, reminiscing and torturing yourself a little bit, haha. It’s an introspective song that anyone who has ever made a mistake that cost a relationship will relate to.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
I believe in being honest with myself and improving daily. Success is relative, and I genuinely think only you can define it for yourself. The moment I feel comfortable or like my process is starting to feel formulaic, I try a different approach because that’s when I know I’m not risking enough, and I always want to risk something with my art. In recent months that has looked like writing a lot more in Spanish and shifting from a pop/R&B focus to more Latin-adjacent styles.
Any message for our readers?
I can’t thank you enough. This song has over 20x more listens in less than one week compared to Fake Luv (my previous release) did in almost two months. I’m so excited to continue to grow together and for what the future will bring.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
Follow me on Instagram and TikTok @dmlo_bb, and stream my new single, FDL, on Spotify!
Thank you so much for giving us your precious time! We wish you all the best for your journey ahead!
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