Boston based new comer johan has quickly caught attention with a trio of well received releases. Debut track ‘danger_us’, follow up ‘stardust’ and recently revealed Robin Hannibal (RHYE) collaboration ‘High In The Woods’ has seen johan pick up notable praise, with the latter hitting number 2 on the Spotify Global Viral chart. Now johan reveals his fourth track, ‘Bravery’. The track is co-written by How To Dress Well, produced by J_ and showcases johan at his largest sounding yet. Speaking on the track, johan states:
“Working with How to Dress Well on this one was awesome. He had this idea for this heroic chorus idea around the word Bravery. I thought we could make it work if we made it about asking a girl to stay brave and push through some hard times in the relationship. It was also really cool doing my first song that I haven’t produced myself. I threw some crazy ideas like that triplet side-chain figure on the chorus at J_ the producer and he tied it all together amazingly I think.”
johan is set to make his live debut on the Pigeons & Planes stage at ComplexCon. Keep your eyes peeled for more in the near future.
“…often introspective, musically experimental yet still intent on delivering emotion and melody, a realm How to Dress Well shares with James Blake, FKA twigs and Frank Ocean. The songs on “Care” build dreamlike edifices of electronic and acoustic sounds: sometimes anthemic, sometimes danceable. The songs grapple with the complexities of grown-up love, with human frailties and traumas, with harsh circumstances, self-doubt and glimmers of compassion and hope.”
– Jon Pareles, New York Times, September 14, 2016
How To Dress Well – a.k.a. Tom Krell – has released a third track from his forthcoming album Care – the super sexy, uber-sensual “Can’t You Tell,” available to hear today HERE.
Simultaneously, KCRW have premiered a live video of “Can’t You Tell”, shot at The Village Studios in Los Angeles recently, watch below. The video is taken from a full KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic session, which will be airing on Tuesday, October 4th on KCRW.
How To Dress Well will release Care THIS FRIDAY, September 23, 2016 via Weird World / Domino Record Co. Written by Krell, mixed by Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, fun.), and featuring co-production from Krell alongside Jack Antonoff, Dre Skull, CFCF, and Kara-Lis Coverdale, Care is a sensual, dazzling alt-pop tour de force.
Care will be available on standard CD, standard 2xLP, digitally and a limited deluxe edition 2xLP. The limited deluxe edition LP includes the album on colored marble double vinyl and a 16 page 12″x12″ booklet, and can be exclusively pre-ordered from the How To Dress Well store. All pre-orders include an instant download of “Lost Youth / Lost You.”
1. Can’t You Tell
2. Salt Song
3. What’s Up
4. Lost Youth / Lost You
5. The Ruins
6. Burning Up
7. I Was Terrible
9. Time Was Meant To Stay
10. Made A Lifetime
11. They’ll Take Everything You Have
How To Dress Well – aka Tom Krell – has released a second track from his forthcoming album Care – the jubilant, joyous ‘What’s Up’, produced by CFCF (Mike Silver) and available to hear today here:
Says Krell on ‘What’s Up’, “Recently I’ve been feeling like our artistic culture hyper-invests in seriousness and leaves all pleasure and fun to be taken care of by basically banal forms of pop— and those don’t really yield pleasure and fun in any deep way. For me, I don’t think everything needs to be serious to be profound. With “What’s Up”, I wanted to just dig into the idea that fun and pleasure can be profound, or just be fun and pleasure, and that can be profound in its own way.”
How To Dress Well will release Care on September 23, 2016 via Weird World / Domino Record Co. Written by Krell, mixed by Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, fun.), and featuring co-production from Krell alongside Jack Antonoff, Dre Skull, CFCF, and Kara-Lis Coverdale, Care is a sensual, dazzling alt-pop tour de force.
Watch the uncensored version of the ‘Lost Youth / Lost You’ video HERE.
How To Dress Well – aka Tom Krell – will release his fourth album, Care, on September 23, 2016 via Weird World / Domino Record Co. Written by Krell, mixed by Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, fun.), and featuring co-production from Krell alongside Jack Antonoff, Dre Skull, CFCF, and Kara-Lis Coverdale, Care is a sensual, dazzling alt-pop tour de force.
The song ‘Lost Youth / Lost You’ is available to hear now. The video for the track, directed by Ben Tricklebank and choreographed by Jos McKain, features dancers McKain, Viet Dang, Grave Jones, Emily Jane, and Annie Blackhurt. The video – which is NSFW, so be warned! A censored version is available for viewing below. Watch the uncensored version of the video HERE.
“The One” is a collaboration between TĀLĀ & How To Dress Well and the latest in Yours Trulys & adidas originals #songsfromscratch series. Below you can stream and download for free two different versions of the same song.
Tom Krell’s How To Dress Well has shared the third and final part of the video trilogy that comes ahead of his album What Is This Heart? Watch the video for “Childhood Faith In Love” below. Directed & edited by Johannes Greve Muskat. You can watch again the first part here, and the second part here.
What Is This Heart? is out on June 23th 2014 through Weird World/Domino.
Tom Krell’s How To Dress Well has shared the video for ‘Face Again’, the second part of a trilogy that comes ahead of his album What Is This Heart?
“The works taken together form a trilogy that is oriented around the question of how to live and die right,” Tom Krell explained to Dazed. “Two young people who are troubled by the question – one because his father is dying and the other who is a young hospice caregiver – decide to take an extreme risk on an authentic way of life. The remainder of the trilogy tracks the consequences of this effort.”
Watch the video below. In case you missed it, check out ‘Words I Don’t Remember’, the forst part of the trilogy here. What Is This Heart? is out on June 23th 2014 through Weird World.
Tom Krell’s How To Dress Well is back with a new, soul-burnt tune, "Words I Don’t Remember."
"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."
Animation by Natalia Stuyk.