Arca drops two new tracks, 'Prada' and 'Rakata': Watch
Arca has released a new video for two songs from her forthcoming album, ‘KiCK ii’. You can watch it below.
Directed by Frederick Heyman, the visual features the tracks ‘Prada’ and ‘Rakata’, and the overall video intends to combine Arca’s identities into a single “quantum superstate”, a press release explains.
Speaking in detail about the tracks, Arca said: “‘Prada’ is about celebrating psychosexual versatility; a song explicitly about transness and nonbinary modes of relating the sexual energy of the collective subconscious as a celebration of life; it is a song about defying shame and healing ancestral wounds; about the futurity of desire and love as a Moebius strip; about kink as an engine, about sex and love, and above all else about simultaneity of being able to surrender and submit as well as being able to overpower and dominate within a collaboratively created space of consent; to throw glitter in the face of barking demons so as to let them know that love spans fully across breadth of mystery of life and death.”
Of ‘Rakata’, she said it “is a song about seduction, about wanting to devour the entire world out of a desire to fuck, without shame, free from condemnation, about sex as a life impulse in the face of death; it’s also a wink and nod to the internal heat generated by the hot and humid conditions that birthed Latinx music, a reverence to reggaeton royalty Wisin & Yandel, tambores Venezolanos, the furruco, an instrument I hear as sub-bass technology, contemporary Venezuelan folklore, life and eroticism birthed near the heat of the equator.”
‘KICK ii’ was initially announced in October, with the release of the Sia-featuring single ‘Born Yesterday’. The album is out on XL on 3rd December.
The album’s announcement came amid a fruitful period for Arca, who recently collaborated with visual artist Weirdcore on a new film project for Turin’s C2C Festival.
Watch the video for ‘Prada’ and ‘Rakata’ below.