The moment I hear Tom Krell’s quivering falsetto floating over his distinctive New Jack Swingin’ synths and beats, I’m immediately transported back to my 6th Grade Valentine’s Day Dance. Â Fellas by the punch bowl, ladies on the opposite side next to the chips n dips. Â Boyz II Men starts playing on the speakers…it’s now or never, candy asses. Â Put the punch down and grow a pair.
Oh, how I remember Kristi. Â She played trumpet in the band (so sexy), had a sharp wit and wore Vanilla Fields perfume. Â I wiped my sopping-wet hands on my fresh Girbaud jeans and walked across the empty dance floor towards my prey. Â Heart is not beating at this point. Â I may have died for a split-second…but who cares? Â She said ‘yes’ to a dance, laid her head on my sweaty, boney shoulder…and I could smell Vanilla Fields perfume on my Cosby sweater for the next week.
Maybe it’s nostalgia, but maybe Krell is just that awesome. Â I’ve always loved How to Dress Well’s sound, the heart-on-sleeve lyrics and his delicate, about-to-break vocals. Â And I love the new single and I love How to Dress Well and sugar plums and honey melons…but a $40 album is for the die-hards. Â I never thought I’d ask this question, but how much do I like nu-r&b?
Maybe I’ll call up Kristi and get her opinion.
Limited to 1000
The entire package comes in a printed color PVC wallet:
â¢ The album on double 180gram heavyweight vinyl housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve
â¢ 28 page, 12" X 12" booklet
â¢ One sided etched 10" containing two exclusive non-album songs 'Let U Know' and 'So Easy for Pleasure'.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive