June 19th, 2014 12:23pm

The World Won’t Know

How to Dress Well “See You Fall”

Am I wrong to hear The Velvet Underground’s “Heroin” lurking underneath the pretty, delicate layers of this song? You catch it in some pauses, when the saccharine vocal melody and the gentle tinkling of piano keys recede, and you feel that slight dissonance and anxious pulse. Without that buried beneath it all, this wouldn’t be quite as effective – lovely, sure, but not as moving. With it, we get a context for emotion, and a suggestion that everything Tom Krell is singing is a lot darker than he’s telling you in his words.

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