- 11 Jun 18
Innovative debut from US singer!
Experimental is not how one would expect to describe a soulful gospel singer's debut, but serpentwithfeet has managed to create a chaotically poetic collection of songs with soil.
Born Josiah Wise, serpentwithfeet began to craft his vocal style during his childhood in Baltimore, where he was briefly a choirboy, before going on to study vocal performance at university in Philadelphia - and ultimately relocating to New York.
Armed with a vocal range that could match Frank Ocean or Sampha, the singer differs from his contemporaries in his lack of regard for conventional R&B and gospel tropes.