How to Dress Well Announces New Album, Unveils Second Single
- Words: Patric Fallon
Chicago's injured-R&B troubadour Tom Krell (a.k.a. How to Dress Well) shared his most recent slice of deeply moving music early last month, posting a stream of "Words I Don't Remember" with little other information than a touching quote from the artist and a link to a new website. Almost a month later, the singer/producer has announced the details of his next album, and dropped another of the forthcoming record's singles to stream online.
"What Is This Heart?" (artwork above) will be the third official full-length to arrive from Krell, and is scheduled to appear on June 23 via Domino's Weird World imprint as a CD and limited-edition deluxe LP package (complete with 180g vinyl, 28-page booklet, and a one-sided, etched 10" with two non-album tracks). Produced in Berlin with the help of Rodaidh Mcdonald, How to Dress Well's latest is described as "an ambitious 21st century pop album that takes influence from artists as varied as Prince, Bill Callahan, Burial, and Tracy Chapman... managing to exist in a perfectly judged hinterland of fragility, sexuality and overwhelming joy as a result." The 12-track album is preceded by "Repeat Pleasure," a stripped-down cut of glowing R&B which Krell himself says was inspired by "'I Would Die 4 U' Prince, 'Make 1, 2' Arthur Russell, [and] 'Everywhere' Stevie Nicks." That song can be streamed in full below, where the tracklist for How to Dress Well's "What Is This Heart?" LP is also included.
01 2 Years On (Shame Dream)
02 What You Wanted
03 Face Again
04 See You Fall
05 Repeat Pleasure
06 Words I Don't Remember
07 Pour Cyril
08 Precious Love
09 Childhood Faith in Love (Everything Must Change, Everything Must Stay the Same)
10 A Power
11 Very Best Friend
12 House Inside (Future Is Older Than the Past)
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