2018 album also available in CD.
New York experimental R&B/gospel artist Josiah Wise AKA serpentwithfeet releases his debut album ‘soil’ via Secretly Canadian. Josiah is an avant-garde vocalist and performance artist whose growing body of work is rooted in duelling obsessions with the ephemeral and the everlasting - key components of his artistic journey from a childhood stint as a choirboy in Baltimore through his time at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he studied vocal performance before relocating to New York City.
His debut full-length album ‘soil’ is a return to the sensibilities and wide-eyed curiosity of his musical youth before symmetry and sterile soundscapes ruled the roost. With the release of ‘soil’ the chameleonic serpentwithfeet (born Josiah Wise) rediscovers and ultimately returns to the unhinged version of himself he was sure he had outgrown.
‘soil’ features contributions from rising experimental producer mmph, sound manipulator Katie Gately, A$AP Rocky contemporary Clams Casino, and Paul Epworth one of the Grammy Award-winning minds responsible for Adele‘s critically-acclaimed album 21. The project, recorded between New York City’s WhiteWater production house and Epworth’s London studio, was co-produced by serpentwithfeet.