Uncompromisingly honest, completely original and unforgettably grandiose. “four ethers” is taken from NYC-based singer/producer serpentwithfeet’s latest E.P. “blisters” on Tri-Angle Records. Over an orchestral bed of strings and brass he stretches his vocals to their limit while singing poignant lyrics about suicide, self-hate and gender dysphoria.

Stylistically the track sounds like an artful contemporary take on gospel more than anything else, but the vocal runs are undeniably that of an experienced R&B singer. serpentwithfeet is a soulful and innovative artist, with an important voice that is as urgent as it is impressive.