How To Dress Well - & It Was U
Second Chance Week
It took me a while to board the How To Dress Well train. Two years ago, Tom Krell’s project had caught my eye and I figured I’d lend it my ear as well. It was obvious that the music was overtly emotional and smart, but for one reason or another, it didn’t click. About six months later, I was cleaning out my music library (when I had one… Thanks, Spotify), and I came across this album. I popped on a random track so I could make a decision about its culling. Oddly enough, this song, which doesn’t sound like like the rest of his work, got me listening to it. And then I listened some more. And then some more. And then I started reading the interviews, and seeing the videos, and hearing the new album this summer. How To Dress Well stands today as one of my absolute favorites. The music raw and smooth and pretty real; it touches on family and life and love and meaning and often the bizarre nature of existence.
Two weeks ago I got a chance to interview Tom for my job. While I wish I had done better on my end, it was obvious how damn cool the dude is. I almost deleted the stuff completely. Some things are worth a second chance.
If you like any of How To Dress Well’s music, go check them out live. Seriously. He’s on tour right now. You’ll probably laugh and cry, similarly to a blogger on this panel who shall remain unnamed.