How to Dress Well @ Holocene
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 8:30pm
We are honored to welcome back the trailblazing avant-R&B auteur Tom Krell, aka How to Dress Well.
How To Dress Well is the stage name of songwriter and producer Tom Krell. Krell’s burgeoning career began in 2009 when, having just moved from Brooklyn to Berlin, his songs began to emerge online via a hugely prolific string of free, digital EPs posted in anonymity on his blog. Combining a gorgeous falsetto with fractured R&B-influenced beats, an instinctive ear for subtly devastating melody and elements of noise, sound collage and avant-garde composition, Krell’s debut album Love Remains offered a beautiful window into a startlingly realised artistic imagination. Praised for both its conceptual strength and immediate emotional resonance, Love Remains duly garnered vast critical acclaim and highlights such as “Ready For The World” saw Krell accredited with having given birth to a new, narcotized strain of R&B that has since spawned a host of imitators.
Arriving two years after the haunting, glacial neo-soul of 2012’s follow up album to Love Remains, the much-loved Total Loss, “What Is This Heart?” is the next step in this most unique and searching artistic trajectory. “What Is This Heart?” is an ambitious 21st century pop album that creates and inhabits its very own hinterland album that creates and inhabits its very own hinterland of spiritual fragility, fearless love and sexuality, deep pain, and overwhelming joy. "What is This Heart?" will be released by Weird World / Domino on June 23rd.