“I’m not sure how many people care about the arch of my life,” he said. “But with my personal documentation, I did not want to go down in history as an unhappy boy, because I have just experienced so much bliss.”
The previously released single from “Deacon” played a new role in the music of SerpwithWheat. in “Shoes of the same size,” One who merges to find similarities with a lover suddenly turns his voice into a skate-singing trumpet section. In “Fellowship”, he, Sampa and Lil Silva shake and tap all sorts of confrontations, as they share a joule refrain, “I am grateful for the love I shared with my friends.”
The album’s three songs – “Malik,” “Aamir” and “Derrick’s Beard” – are the singer’s name for men. “I imagine there are men,” he said. “People ask, ‘What was this song about?’ And I like, ‘Well, part of it, I was talking to myself, and the other part, I was talking to a person in my head.’ I think sometimes people just think that everything is autobiographical, but to me, it’s like, ‘Well, that’s what happened to me. I wonder what would happen if I escalated this scenario? If I What if I throw it off the edge of the cliff? ‘I try to use all my experiences as a diving board, or as the beginning of a question. “
While Serpwythfet’s own story is full of eccentric details – Baltimore, the church, classical choir, blackness, sensuality – none of them, he believes, should detract from his music. “The great thing about personal stories is that the more specific you are, the more universal you are,” he said. “There are many artists I connect with and don’t necessarily recognize. But I can recognize that human feeling of love in the club, or remember my partner, or hope that when you visit that country once. “
He said, “They say that gay artists don’t act universally. That’s a lie. I’ve listened to a lot of straight music. And I enjoy, and I can identify with being heterosexual. I don’t know that What is it. This is not my story. But I can still shed tears. “
He hopes his own songs reach everyone. “I want to be an incredible facilitator,” he said. “I wouldn’t say storyteller because I want the audience to participate with me. I want people to feel part of the process, and I want people to feel that the thing they’re seeing is alive. I want to do the work that people feel that people feel that ‘I need a serpent here.’ Like ‘If I didn’t listen to this album, it wouldn’t exist.’ I want everyone to feel that this is their special form.
“I don’t know if I’ve accomplished it,” he said. “But this is something I’m following.”