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.