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How To Dress Well Unveils First LP In Six Years, 'I Am Toward You'
Christian Eede , February 29th, 2024 14:35

Out in May, the album has been almost four years in the making

How To Dress Well, AKA LA-based artist Tom Krell, has shared details of his first album in six years, titled I Am Toward You.

The follow-up to 2018's The Anteroom features 11 tracks and has been almost four years in the making, with Krell starting the project in 2020. Work began on the album following a period of "clandestine and occult meditation" after intense touring, which saw him undergo two weeks of complete silence and multiple multi-day meditations, as well as the use of psychedelic medicine. "I had to reorient myself towards music in a purer and less restrictive way in order to retrieve what has made music one of the most heart-opening, instructive phenomena in my life," Krell said in a statement.

To mark the announcement of I Am Toward You, he's shared two singles: 'New Confusion', for which you can watch a video above, and 'No Light', which you can check out here. Speaking about the former track, Krell said: "It's about how to relate to the past knowing the hard limits on human memory and the challenges of metabolising intergenerational-anthropogenetic trauma. 'At best regret, at worst forgetfulness', I sing in the chorus – a tortured concept of memory, no doubt. But I also sing that there is a path to freedom from this bind."

Sargent House will release I Am Toward You on May 10, 2024.