HOW TO DRESS WELL - REPEAT PLEASURE
this is the first taste we’ve really had of htdw’s upcoming third album, and it’s quite the departure from 2012’s chilling, brilliant ‘total loss’. ‘repeat pleasure’ shows tom krell heading even further in an accessible direction on this catchy, acoustic r&b-lite jam. it’s actually dev hynes-esque, but with more acoustic guitar, and looping synths. less of the “ethereal” style of his previous work (although it’s still there) but more of the genuinely great songwriting. on soundcloud, the track has slightly obnoxiously been tagged “experimental pop” but in fairness, that’s not far off. at this song’s heart is a brilliant pop structure, beats you can clap along to, vocals you can actually hear and feel, while retaining htdw’s unique sound. with a weird and wonderful gigantic pop moment when krell sings “my heart will go on”, it’s safe to say that ‘repeat pleasure’ shows that sometimes change can really be for the better.