Tom Krell, aka How To Dress Well, makes bleeding, yearning heartache sound so damn absolutely sexy. Listening to his voice, whether it’s on this amazing Shlohmo track (seriously, congrats on this collaboration, it is a spot-on perfect pairing) or on his own sophomore album Total Loss, both turns me on AND makes me want to cry. I don’t know if that’s weird or genius, it doesn’t matter either way: I’ll still keep his stuff on repeat. “Don’t Say No” is a sad, charged storm of sorts that wreaks havoc on everything in its theoretical path — the LA producer’s electronic work demolishes with its sometimes haunting/sometimes dramatic ambiance and Krell’s vocals fill your heart only to break it apart a few verses later. So, look out and enjoy.
“Don’t Say No” is off Shlohmo’s new Laid Out EP, out March 5 via Friends of Friends/Wedidit.