Arca Shares First Single from New Album, ‘KiCk i’
The album features Rosalía and Björk.
Arca has shared Nonbinary, the first single from her forthcoming album, KiCk i.
Nonbinary comes accompanied by a video featuring Arca, real name Alejandra Ghersi, and it’s a powerful first look into her transformation since her last album, 2017’s Arca.
The music sees Arca repeatedly imploring the listener to “speak for your self-states” amidst an eruption of artillery fire and thundering kicks. “I’m asking for recognition that we have multiple selves without denying that there’s a singular unit,” she told to Paper magazine. “I want to be seen as an ecosystem of minor self-states without being stripped of the dignity of being a whole.”
KiCk i is Ghersi’s fourth album, and it features guest appearances from Rosalía and Björk. Ghersi announced it to Garage magazine, where she stated: “There was a clear intention [on the album] to allow every self to express itself. Not to decide how much air time each self would get, but to allow for modulation between them in a spontaneous way.”
The label has disclosed no other information. However, you can stream “Nonbinary” in full below.