Leon Vynehall has shared “Snakeskin ∞ Has-Been,” the latest cut from his upcoming sophomore album Rare, Forever.
Vynehall’s new single opens with experimental quirks and futuristic flourishes before the beat kicks in—only to usher in more swooping synths and distorted vocals. Its accompanying video visually depicts infinity in various shapes and forms, such as the ancient ouroboros symbol of a snake eating its own tail.
“Over and over in a snake’s life it will molt and shed its old, outgrown skin,” Vynehall said in a statement. “It does not grow with the size of the snake itself, and soon hinders its advancement, leaving the skin behind like a memory. An artefact of where it once was. I believe good artists do this too. It’s what I try to do with every record.”
“Snakeskin ∞ Has-Been” follows previous Rare, Forever tracks “Mothra” and “Ecce! Ego!”. The album will be Vynehall’s first to follow his 2018 debut Nothing is Still. In 2019, he released a mix for DJ-Kicks.
Rare, Forever will be released on April 30 via Ninja Tune. Listen to “Snakeskin ∞ Has-Been” below: