Arca, has announced the details of her forthcoming release KICK ii, due out December 3rd on XL Recordings the follow-up to her 2020 album KiCk i. Recently, the Venezuelan multi-artist released a new rap track titled “Incendio.” Today she debuts KICK ii’s first single “Born Yesterday” featuring Sia.
KICK ii is conceived to represent the multiple self-states that exist within Arca, KICK ii is 12-new tracks Arca productions, with featured moments of production and songwriting from Cardopusher, Boys Noize, Mica Levi, Jenius Level, Wondagurl, Cubeatz and Sia.
For the past ten years we’ve watched Alejandra Ghersi Rodriguez, better known as Arca, carve a blazing path through the zeitgeist–a shapeshifting celestial body, streaking across the cultural firmament. Every time we laid eyes on her she’d taken on some new form. Every time it seemed like we had a grip on her she slipped right past our expectations, protean and elusive.
Arca has collaborated with Lady Gaga, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Björk, Kanye, Frank Ocean and FKA twigs; composed for the Museum of Modern Art, Dior’s 2022 Cruise show. She’s painted her own album art, modeled for Bottega Venetta, Calvin Klein, Loewe, co-designed next-generation musical instruments and embraced AI. She’s built an online community on Discord for the horde of self-proclaimed “mutants” who follow her and have even started an acclaimed “Mutant Mixtape” compilation series.
5. Luna Llena
11. Born Yesterday ft. Sia
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