Since the release of his debut album ‘Love Remains’ in 2010 Tom Krell, AKA How to Dress Well, has crafted a reputation as one of America’s most original, focused and beguiling young songwriters. Merging ever surprising production choices and aesthetic detail with a sensual but sincere R&B influence and a deep, grounded emotionality, Krell has steadily established himself as one of the most influential figures in contemporary experimental pop music.
Arriving two years after the haunting, glacial neo-soul of 2012’s much-loved Total Loss, Krell's new release What Is This Heart? was conceived and written during months of grueling international touring and realised with producer Rodaidh McDonald in a Berlin studio. The result is an ambitious 21st century pop album that takes influence from artists as varied as Prince, Lou Reed, Burial and Tracy Chapman – creating and inhabiting its very own hinterland of fragility, sexuality and overwhelming joy as a result.
Listen to new song 'Repeat Pleasure'