Multi-artist Arca has announced, her new full-length KiCk i, will arrive this summer via XL Recordings: available digitally worldwide on June 26th with physical (vinyl/CD) to follow on July 17th. KiCk i was recorded/Produced by Arca. With appearances from Björk, Rosalía, Shygirl and SOPHIE. Today, Arca shares the first single from KiCk i called “Time.”
“Time” originally premiered in September 2019 at Arca’s Mutant;Faith, a four-part experimental performance cycle at the new NYC arts space The Shed. The video for “Time” was conceptualized by Arca, Carlos Sáez and MANSON, who directed the video in front of a live audience at The Shed and on the streets of NYC. KiCk i is a celebration not only of the joy Arca’s been able to find in her life, but the sometimes arduous journey it took for her to find it. Her struggles to reconcile her Venezuelan heritage and her trans Latinx identity emerge as reggaetón and pop en Español. But KiCk i isn’t just a pop record, or an experimental record, or even simply a mix between the two, but rather all of them at once- and so much more.
“I don’t want to be tied to one genre,” Arca explains. “I don’t want to be labeled as one thing.” Where she is now, being nonbinary doesn’t end with her gender identity. It’s become a mindset where no one thing has to be just one thing, where multiple meanings, multiple realities can coexist in superposed balance. In this space between states, where one thing is the other, Arca has discovered a vast field of untapped creative power. KiCk i is the sound of her plugging in.
6. Afterwards ft. Björk
7. Watch ft. Shygirl
8. KLK ft. Rosalía
9. Rip The Slit
10. La Chíqui ft. SOPHIE
12. No Queda Nada
To pre-order Arca KiCk i visit: https://arca.ffm.to/kicki
On July 17th, the album will be available on vinyl (single LP in a gatefold jacket, with a 16-page booklet of original art by Arca) and CD (in a black trigger ejector case).