New music: How to Dress Well – Ecstasy With Jojo

A soppy Michael Jackson ballad is transformed into a funky – and ghostly – paean to the joys of class A drugs
Ecstasy With Jojo by threeminutesthirtyseconds

The appallingly named How to Dress Well, aka Tom Krell, makes haunted, lo-fi R&B jams that usually feature strange interpretations of classic pop hits. Recent single Can't See My Own Face uses part of the melody from Beyoncé's Crazy in Love to create a ghostly, vapour-thin slice of indie pop, while this current single finds Krell duetting with a certain Michael Jackson from beyond the grave. Over a looped sample of MJ singing "and we can share this ecstasy" from Baby Be Mine, Krell re-frames the love song into something that more than alludes to the partaking of class As. It's not big and it's not clever, but there's something about Krell's way with a downbeat melody that makes him one to keep an eye on.

Ecstasy With Jojo can be downloaded for free here


Michael Cragg

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