How Serpentwithfeet Brings Kindness to His Music

How Serpentwithfeet Brings Kindness to His Music

"Music is an extension of everyday life. I try to check in with myself; even with how I talk to people, how I look at them."

"Music is an extension of everyday life. I try to check in with myself; even with how I talk to people, how I look at them."

Photography: Ryan Saradjola

Styling: Nicola Formichetti

Text: Devin Barrett

The Music Index featuring Serpentwithfeet first appears in V119, our Music Issue featuring Lizzo. V119 is available for sale!

Genre: R&B, experimental

Proof of clout: Former Maryland State Boychoir member; now describes his music as “pagan gospel;” Björk featured him on a remix to her track “Blissing Me”

For fans of: Kelela, Kelsey Lu, Arca

“I don’t think the music lives in a vacuum. Music is an extension of everyday life. I try to check in with myself; even with how I talk to people, how I look at them. I think you rehearse kindness and hopefully that rehearsal will bleed into the music.”

SERPENTWITHFEET WEARS JACKET OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH SHOES SALVATORE FERRAGAMO PANTS, JEWELRY, HEADSCARF HIS OWN
Credits:
Makeup Sachiko (Kiki Inc.) Hair Dritan Vushaj (Forward Artists) Stylist assistants Marta Del Rio, Sophia Deaborne
SERPENTWITHFEET WEARS JACKET OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH SHOES SALVATORE FERRAGAMO PANTS, JEWELRY, HEADSCARF HIS OWN

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