Luke Gilford wrote and directed a highly spiritual/very beautiful video for & It Was U, one of the many highlights on How To Dress Well’s ethereal Total Loss. It’s inspired on Safe by Todd Haynes and “the very special character of the human soul in its unassailable tendency towards magic and inspiration” and “love and the supernatural within the everyday or mundane.”
How To Dress Well sang an acoustic version of & It was U in the streets of Paris, accompanied by nothing but the raindrops - La Blogothèque was there to capture it for their A Take Away Show. “Singing in the rain” just got a totally different dimension.
How to Dress Well follows up his intimate debut album Love Remains with Total Loss - out next week on Acephale/Weird World. In one way, TL is just like LR: an emotional journey through lo-fi’d layers of r&b. In another, it’s a very different album: instead of just the backbones of the r&b, TL showcases a lot more of the rhythm-aspect of r&b. Decide for yourself, as you can stream the albun in its entirity below. And don’t forget we’re presenting his show in Ghent’s Charlatan next month!
The world fell in love with How to Dress Well overnight thanks to his magistral yet oh-so-delicate debut full-length Love Remains; he’s set to let all feelings out once more with the follow-up Total Loss (out on September 17 via Acéphale/Weird World). A world tour coincides with the release of the album, as Tom Krell’s angelic falsetto simply must be heard live. Democrazy bring the lo-fi r&b crooner to the Charlatan on October 18, a show which we are very proud to have on the on-going ”disco naïveté presents” series.
Tickets are available now. The Charlatan only has space for 200 people, so be sure to buy your tickets in time for this very intimate show.
Koreless has delivered a truly stunning, almost magical remix of How to Dress Well’s Cold Nites. He doesn’t mess with the intimate atmosphere HTDW creates with the song but gives it a simple yet spiritual vibe. Very intriguing, it almost sounds like he took the skeleton of the song and played a simple melody with a melody box over it.
It was inevitable How to Dress Well would cover Janet Jackson one day - that day has finally come. He chose to cover Again, taken from her 1993 album janet., and drenches the song in his own typical romantic lo-fi sound. The cover is taken from an exclusive 7” you get when pre-ordering his new LP Total Loss from Acéphale or Weirld World.
How to Dress Well played a set at the Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver recently and Geoffrey Tomlin-Hood was there to shoot the man performing Ocean Floor For Everything (the first taste off his new album Total Loss). HTDW takes a band with him nowadays (which includes Babe Rainbow) so he can focus on what he is so good at: singing. Absolutely gorgeous.
How to Dress Well — Ocean Floor For Everything
How to Dress Well has announced the release of his long-awaited new full-length Total Loss, which will be released sometime this autumn on Weird World and Acéphale. Here’s a first taste in his distinct & perfect, whistful lo-fi r&b style, Ocean Floor For Everything.
Here’s a new treat from How to Dress Well: Change Yourself. It’s a winter-themed mixtape, so quite slow-paced and sad, but it’s really beautiful. Features Antony’s Hope Mountain (waiting for the day HTDW covers Antony) and o F F Love’s recently featured close to u, i’m not, among Janet Jackson, Rihanna and other not-really-that-sad songs. Something for your winter dreams…