Serpentwithfeet’s new song “Gonna Go” unpacks the frustration of being friends with benefits.
On the honest track, Serpentwithfeet opens up about playing house with a male interest who is unwilling to make their union official.
“All those crumbs don’t make it pie / All your hugs don’t make you mine / Leaving you is scaring me / But I trust that I’ll be fine,” Serpentwithfeet sings in a chopped-up cadence.
“Gonna Go” is accompanied by a romantic video directed by Jonathan Aubrie Lewis. In it, Serpentwithfeet and his interest (portrayed by Louis Brown) spend most of their time in the cargo bed of a classic Ford F250.
Serpentwithfeet’s new song follows “The Hands,” which he contributed to the Elegance Bratton-directed film The Inspection in November 2022. He wrote the original song, which Sensei Bueno and Animal Collective co-produced.
Before that, Serpentwithfeet issued “I’m Pressed” as his first original song last year. The club track trailed his remake of George Michael’s “Kissing a Fool,” exclusively released on Apple Music in celebration of Pride month.
Deacon, Serpentwithfeet’s most recent album, appeared in March 2021. The 11-song LP featured the focus singles “Fellowship” featuring Sampha and Lil Silva, and “Same Size Shoe.” Nao also joined the album for “Heart Storm.”
Rated R&B named Deacon as one of the 30 Best R&B Albums of 2021.
“Serpentwithfeet’s Deacon brightens up his discography from the drear climate that defined his previous releases,” wrote Rated R&B’s Antwane Folk.
Listen and watch the video for Serpentwithfeet’s new song “Gonna Go” below.