131. How to Dress Well - ‘Total Loss’ + Kir Royale

How to Dress Well - ‘Total Loss’ + Kir Royale

Ingredients: 6 ounces champagne or sparkling wine, 1/2 ounce creme de cassis, blackberries for garnish.

Mixing Instructions: Combine and serve in a champagne flute.

Notes: The best art is often wrought from life’s most deeply emotional experiences - joy and grief both act like brillo pads on the artistic spirit.  Tom Krell’s second album proves the point, an ethereal free-fall coming on the heels of a turbulent life season that included the sudden deaths of both his best friend and Uncle.  The sound has a weightlessness to it that alternates between peaceful and overwhelmingly heavy.  It is a reverb-drenched, R&B journey that respectfully gives nods to artists like Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson.  An album for a quiet night when you desire artistry more than entertainment, it pairs well with a slightly dark, but delicate cocktail.    

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