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"What Is This Heart"

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Length  55:01
Artist  How to Dress Well
Label  Weird World
"What Is This Heart?" (2014)  Care (2016)
Release date  23 June 2014
"What Is This Heart" "What Is This Heart"

Released  June 23, 2014 (2014-06-23)
Genres  Ambient music, Lo-fi music, Experimental music, Alternative R&B
Similar  Alternative R&B albums, Other albums

"What Is This Heart?" is the third studio album by How to Dress Well released on June 23, 2014 on Weird World, an imprint of Domino. It is his highest-charting album peaking at number 145 on The Billboard 200.


The songs "A Power" and "What You Wanted" were co-written and co-produced by CFCF.


Krell described the album's title in a message on Twitter:

my new album is called "What Is This Heart?"--- just like that, in quotes, like a spoken question.

Critical reception

"What Is This Heart?" received mostly positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 69, based on 32 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".

Ian Cohen of Pitchfork Media gave a very positive review of the album stating, ""What Is This Heart?" makes you initially susceptible and vulnerable, and that’s risky when modern discourse seeks metaphorical blood, allowing people to disclose more than ever without actually revealing anything. So make no mistake, the title of this album is a challenge as well, as How to Dress Well’s modern masterpiece is conducted with the most eternal transparency—Krell asks “what is this heart” and lets you look right into his own."


12 Years On (Shame Dream)3:50
2What You Wanted5:28
3Face Again4:29


"What Is This Heart?" Wikipedia