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Download: How To Dress Well – & It Was U

07 September 2012, 16:28 | Written by Andrew Hannah


Like most right-minded folks, Best Fit is huge fans of Tom Krell’s How To Dress Well project. Love Remains, his debut album, was a lo-fi R&B beauty mixing his genuine love of the genre, and more experimental music – think Jodeci meets Brian Eno…but don’t, as that would be awful – and then followed it with the Just Once EP. We’ve already heard ‘Cold Nites’ and ‘Ocean Floor for Everything’ from his forthcoming masterpiece Total Loss and now we’ve got another taster in ‘& It Was U’.

Probably the most upbeat moment on the new album, the track has Krell’s most naked and revealing vocal thus far pitched against a simple finger-snap beat, then multi-tracked to appear as a vocal harmony group before the song sharply switches into a neo-club banger. Don’t let the upbeat nature of ‘& It Was U’ fool you, though, as this is a song about how love can suffocate and the consequences that follow. If you think this is good, the rest of Total Loss will stun you.

‘& It Was U’ is taken from Total Loss out 17 September.

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