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Brooklyn NY, United States (2009 – present)

How to Dress Well is the stage name of ethereal R&B songwriter and producer Tom Krell. Krell’s burgeoning career began in 2009 when, having just moved from Brooklyn to Berlin, his songs began to emerge online via a hugely prolific string of free, digital EPs posted in anonymity on his blog. Combining a gorgeous falsetto with fractured R&B-influenced beats, an instinctive ear for subtly devastating melody and elements of noise, sound collage and avant-garde composition, Love Remains offered a beautiful window into a startlingly fully realized artistic imagination.

Praised for both its conceptual strength and immediate emotional resonance, Love Remains duly garnered vast critical acclaim and highlights such as “Ready For The World” and “Decisions” saw Krell accredited with having given birth to a new, narcotized strain of R&B that has since spawned a host of imitators.

Since Love Remains, Krell has toured the world, recorded an EP with an orchestra (the Just Once EP, with proceeds going to raise awareness about mental illness) and, always prolific, written and recorded a lot of new music - all whilst continuing work on a philosophy doctorate. September 4th 2012 will see him share this new body of work with the world with the release of Total Loss, his new album.


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  • maramore19

    So in love with his music <3

    Yesterday 3:55am Reply
  • hibsta9

    @Paulie-Waulie I hate this name, but if you look for PBR&B you should find what you're looking for.

    27 Oct 10:41am Reply
  • TeenageDeathBoy

    That bio is absolutely ludicrous! "a beautiful window into a startlingly fully realized artistic imagination." Seriously? Is this supposed to be an attempt at describing a record? Someone do this man a favor and rewrite that. And for fucks sake don't say something "incorporates elements of noise" until you've actually listened to some noise.

    25 Oct 10:45am Reply
  • h_r_f_d

    worst album cover 2014. the music's nothing remarkable either.

    9 Oct 5:49pm Reply
  • Tanoslava

    thank you ♡

    7 Oct 4:20pm Reply
  • tolvuvit

    OMG, the Dubbel Dutch remix of "Very Best Friend" feat. Eva T. is one of a kind! Always such good colabs on HTDW works! Can wait to listen the others remixes for the new EP.

    5 Oct 4:24am Reply
  • deadfinch

    R. Krelly

    3 Oct 8:36am Reply
  • bonjovyborges

    hahahah esse nome não deixa de ser engraçado

    20 Sep 3:15am Reply
  • AnarchistFish

    r&b, soul, indie pop, synth pop I guess

    9 Sep 5:37pm Reply
  • Paulie-Waulie

    I need help! What genre am I looking for (chillwave, downtempo, trip hop, dreampop??) Artists I like are: Active Child, SOHN, James Blake, Grimes, Lo-Fang, Autre Ne Veut, Ásgeir, How To Dress Well, Ben Khan, Purity Ring, Toro Y Moi...

    8 Sep 10:28am Reply
  • sgtducktail

    24 Aug 1:24am Reply
  • sgtducktail

    he looks like napoleon dynamite's brother the one who dates black chick. like that guy if he got a makeover and decided to make rnb to impress his black gf.

    24 Aug 1:24am Reply
  • rustedembrace

    The hold music sample is called Opus No. 1. I shazamed it once while on hold, I think I was calling Avis

    11 Aug 3:18am Reply
  • rustedembrace

    I'm late but this new album is incredible. I think I like it more than total loss

    11 Aug 3:18am Reply
  • sjm26b

    How to Dress Well really kills that R Kelly cover of "I wish"

    6 Aug 4:42am Reply
  • jdotperiod

    Blue eyed soul for intellectual hipsters?

    4 Aug 2:01am Reply
  • pink-spartan

    Tom, y u visit HK and no play show? Y? D:

    3 Aug 3:04pm Reply
  • sjm26b

    How is How to Dress Well "very similar" (according to to Future????

    31 Jul 5:22am Reply
  • sjm26b

    Love Remains is his best album

    31 Jul 5:03am Reply
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