How to Dress Well 'What Is This Heart?'
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Arriving two years after the haunting, glacial neo-soul of 2012’s much-loved Total Loss, Tom Krell – under the moniker How To Dress Well - will release his third album “What Is This Heart?”. Since the release of his debut Love Remains in 2010, Krell has crafted a reputation as one of America’s most original, focused and beguiling young songwriters and “What Is This Heart?” ﬁnds How To Dress Well at the top of his game.
Merging ever surprising production choices and aesthetic detail with a sensual but sincere R&B inﬂuence and a deep, grounded emotionality, “What Is This Heart?” is the next step in Tom Krell’s unique and searching artistic trajectory and asserts him as an artist of great courage, taste and craft. Its twelve songs were conceived and written during months of grueling international touring and realized with producer Rodaidh McDonald (Vampire Weekend, The xx, Savages, Adele) in Berlin, and the result is an ambitious 21st century pop album that takes inﬂuence from artists as varied as Prince, Lou Reed, Burial and Tracy Chapman.
More conﬁdent, daring and open than any How to Dress Well release thus far, “What Is This Heart?” is at once Krell’s most deeply personal work and also his most universal in resonance. It is a record that delves into the core of the psyche and touches on themes of isolation, loss and existential anguish, but in the end ﬁnds redemption in the inﬁnite possibilities of love. The songs tackle ideas of anxiety, fear, lack of control, nightmare, death, pain, pleasure, pride and shame, trust and commitment with an honesty and intimacy that is rare in the modern age.
1. 2 Years On (Shame Dream)
2. What You Wanted
3. Face Again
4. See You Fall
5. Repeat Pleasure
6. Words I Don’t Remember
7. Pour Cyril
8. Precious Love
9. 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)