The latest offering from Tom Krell – stage-name How To Dress Well – is the beautifully crafted single Repeat Pleasure. This latest offering will be featured on the acts upcoming album What is the Heart?, scheduled for release later this year.
Repeat Pleasure comes two-years after the successful release of Krell’s 2012 record, Total Loss. It is the product of an evolving sound – How To Dress Well is moving away from “The XX” minimal sounding style of his debut record – but without loosing any of the original beauty that made Total Loss one of the best ambient RnB releases of 2012.
However, do not be confused, Repeat Pleasure is not your traditional RnB track. The single is a dreamy offering typified by Krell’s incredibly rhythmic vocal work over maximalist instrumental arrangements. The way Krell shows off his vocal range at various points is sure to leave you impressed if not stunned.
A delicate mashing of Prince-like vocals to modern musical arrangements, Repeat Pleasure is a musical approach that is bound to attract new fans from a variety of genres, who will surely be able to groove along to this charming new single.
It is hard to find the right balance of peacefully joyful feelings, but How To Dress Well has done just that with Repeat Pleasure. It is clear Krell has a talent for infecting the audience with catchy hits given the musicians track record in doing just that.