Arca has shared the latest taste of her forthcoming album ‘KiCk i’ in the form of the glitchy and blissful single ‘Mequetrefe’. You can take a listen to the track below.
The title comes from a word colloquially used in Spanish as a derogatory term for a man, which Arca, who is from Venezuela, has reclaimed for her new track.
She said: “‘Mequetrefe’ invokes the tenderness behind expressing who you are without shame, and the confidence and bravery it requires, because expression of gender-nonconforming self-states in a public space can often result in static within your environment.”
The artists released their collaboration exclusively on Bandcamp on June 5 as part of the platform’s special “100% royalties for artists” day. ‘Unconditional’ is available as a free download with the option to make a donation.
In February, meanwhile, Arca released a single 62-minute track via NTS Radio called ‘@@@@@’. described as “a transmission broadcasted into this world from a speculative fictional universe in which the fundamentally analogue format of FM pirate radio remains one of few means to escape authoritarian surveillance powered by a hostage sentience gestated by a post-singularity AI.”