Finally, How To Dress Well is back. Tom Krell resurfaces with the unbelievably smooth and ambient "Words I Don't Remember". Krell has been known as something of a contemporary R&B pioneer for his gorgeous ethereal sounds, brought to life by his own transcendental production. It's hard to believe that his last album was Total Loss two years ago. His newest release reminds you of the all-too-familiar 90s R&B revival, but there's an authenticity to HTDW. As always, his creativity continues to allow him to stand alone among the recent wave of breakthrough bedroom R&B producers and artists.
"Words I Don't Remember" is a glimpse at HTDW's warmer side. At just over 6 minutes, it's an otherworldly record that continues to progress into its own glorious, instrumental goodness about 4 minutes in. At that point, you're humming along with the melody.
This song for me is about love, trust, commitment… and what happens to these things and, like, what happens to really real love when sentimentality is so co-opted and ruined. What remains of true love in this world of simulations? – Krell on "Words I Don't Remember"
"Words I Don't Remember" comes just a few weeks before he joins Forest Swords on the US leg of his tour. No word on if this is an official single off a forthcoming album, but we're definitely hoping so. Check out the dates below (via Pitchfork).
03-17 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
03-18 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
03-21 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade NYC
03-22 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
03-24 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
03-26 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
03-27 Cambridge, MA – T.T. the Bear's Place
03-29 Toronto, Ontario – Mod Club
03-30 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall