It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years Tom Krell (aka How To Dress Well) last treated us to a studio recording.

‘Words I Don’t Remember’ is Krell’s first proper release since 2012’s astounding Total Loss and feels like a distillation of his very particular vision. With slices of 90s r&b, a few liberal shakes of yacht rock and some all important 40-style percussion, it has all the elements we’ve come to expect from Krell but has been treated with just the kind of spit and polish we’d been secretly hoping for.

Understandably, Krell has plenty to say about his weepy new drop, explaining “This song for me is about love, trust, commitment, and what happens to these things and, like, what happens to really real love when sentimentality is so co-opted and ruined. What remains of true love in this world of simulations?” Righto then.

Take a listen over at, and have some real feelings (or stream below).



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