serpentwithfeet - DEACON
serpentwithfeet - DEACON
serpentwithfeet - DEACON

serpentwithfeet - DEACON

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A shimmering bridge between avant urban and chamber soul, this is a most welcome return from our hero, NYC's Mr. WithFeet.

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serpentwithfeet is not only imagining, but exploring a world wherein Black love is paramount. His new album, DEACON, is “a study rather than a story,” delving into Black, gay love and the tenderness present in the best companionships, romantic or otherwise.

+ Limited Indie shop version is pressed on brown coloured vinyl.

Fully actualised and more devoted than ever to personal fulfilment, DEACON highlights his growth as a songwriter, which he credits to taking a more straightforward approach to expression. Spending time with pop songwriters and observing how they traverse language encouraged serpent to take more risks lyrically, resulting in more purity.

Raised by religious parents in Baltimore, serpent’s flair for theatrical themes and gospel sensibilities can be traced to the Black church, a place where the artist had his earliest experiences with glamour and the ornate. Well-executed vocal flourishes and the implementation of a quickening vibrato are just a few of the skills he picked up during his time in a Pentecostal choir.

He proudly follows in the tradition of R&B artists whose gifts were helmed in the church, and he approached DEACON with an undeniable passion and reverence for the genre. In his love for love, serpentwithfeet is offering a look into the soul of a man who articulates his passion in a warmer, gentler way.

He’s become wholly confident in his gift and messaging on DEACON, which is to be expected when one gives vent to maturity. Through his music, he allows compassion to be the backbone of his art, as he communes with his most loving self.

1. Hyacinth
2. Same Size Shoe 3. Malik
4. Amir
5. Dawn
6. Sailors’ Superstition
7. Heart Storm (with NAO)
8. Wood Boy
9. Derrick’s Beard
10. Old & Fine
11. Fellowship

Artist: serpentwithfeet
Label: Secretly Canadian
Catalogue: SC396LP-C1
Barcode: 656605039633
Format: LP or CD
Release Date: 26th March 2021
                           
"There’s almost an irony to the fact that, both personally and musically, such a complex character with such a wealth of ability and knowledge seems to have expressed himself most succinctly by stripping away the accoutrements. He has made what is, at its heart, a genuine soul record."
8/10
 
         

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