On the gorgeous lovelorn track, serpentwithfeet makes space to restore love in the heart of an unhappy partner. “It’s almost noon and the sun’s still low / Hope the seeds are planted just to grow / I want to hold you and not fight / May the shadows leave us be at night,” he sings over bittersweet piano notes.
“One of the greatest things about Always Centered at Night is working with remarkable singers. serpentwithfeet has an approach to music and vocals that I find to be fascinating and beautiful,” said Moby of his new collaboration with the Baltimore-born artist.
Moby shared a lyric video to go along with “On Air.” The lovely companion visual was co-directed by Mike Formanski.
“On Air” follows Moby’s maxi single “Medusa,” on which Grammy-nominated artist Aynzli Jones features. It arrived with four versions, one of which was an a cappella take. More collaborations will come down the pike and be released via Moby’s newly-launched label.
Last year, serpentwithfeet emphasized softer and lighter R&B elements in his music on Deacon. The album marked his first full-length release since 2018’s Soil. He collaborated with Sampha, Lil Silva and Nao for Deacon, appearing on tracks “Fellowship” and “Heart Storm.”
After joining Nao for her And Then Life Was Beautiful album, serpentwithfeet unleashed Deacon’s Grove in November 2021. The EP was an extension of his March effort, featuring guest appearances from Ambré and Alex Isley.
Between releasing a George Michael remake and performing at the annual Roots Picnic, serpentwithfeet is gearing up for a tour to support Deacon. The North American trek begins on Oct. 10 in Seattle, Washington. Rising acts Devin Tracy and Apollo Mighty will serve as his headlining Deacon’s Tour’s special guests. Tickets are available’s on serpentwithfeet’s website.
Stream Moby and serpentwithfeet’s new collaboration “On Air” below.