serpentwithfeet: four ethers

Brooklyn-based serpentwithfeet’s debut, five-song EP blisters isn’t long, but it is spectacular. The new video for singer serpentwithfeet’s “four ethers” (which was co-produced by The Haxan Cloak, who previously worked with Bjork) taps into the mysticism of the track’s lyrics and pairs it with a visually stunning universe. The ethereal piece samples the fourth movement of French composer Hector Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” (we think) and while it’s not often that such stunning classical music is used in what is ultimately a very contemporary sound, serpentwithfeet manages to beautifully straddle the line between the orchestral, surreal and modern—all while channeling a little ’90s R&B. Its visual treatment (directed by Timothy Saccenti and Alvin Cruz aka CRUDO) features serpentwithfeet (aka Josiah Wise) dancing (in with movement inspired by Japanese avant-garde dance), dressed in scarlet and set against consuming darkness. serpentwithfeet will perform at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right Thursday, 1 December.