ARCA Shares new single ‘KLK’ featuring ROSALÍA New album KiCk i out this Friday Featuring appearances from Björk, Shygirl & SOPHIE

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ARCA Shares new single 'KLK' featuring ROSALÍA New album KiCk i out this Friday Featuring appearances from Björk, Shygirl & SOPHIE
Early praise for KiCk i

“the record to elevate her from electronic music’s experimental sandbox to pop music’s vanguard” – Pitchfork 

“KiCk i feels like her breakout moment, a well-deserved coronation” – Stereogum

a perfect piece of modern pop” – BBC Radio 6Music (Time)

“We’ve long struggled to box Arca into a single genre, and KiCk-i bursts out of genre conventions entirely, as a glorious expression of life.” – Loud and Quiet 9/10

“KiCk i is the coronation of Arca as a pop star.” – Stereogum

Today Arca has premiered a new single featuring Rosalía. The two contemporary pop stars have revealed their first official collaboration in the form of a cyberpunk reggaetón song titled ‘KLK‘, which is on Arca’s album KiCk i, due out this Friday June 26th on XL Recordings / Remote Control.  This iconic relationship was revealed to the public last year when Rosalía used Arca’s vocal recordings as an interstitial in her Latin GRAMMY Awards performance, taken from a recording Arca made just a month earlier while working on her own project. As Rosalía exclaims on the song, “aquí con me Ale estamos bendecidas.”  Listen via the image below.

For the instrumental/beat of ‘KLK,’ Arca worked with long-time friend and collaborator, Venezuelan producer Cardopusher, who features on the song as co-producer. Cardopusher and Arca first met back in Caracas while playing gigs together, and are now both based in Spain; ‘KLK‘’s hypnotic bounce serves to both celebrate and deconstruct the reggaetón they both grew up listening to, while Rosalía’s additional vocals entwine with Arca’s to suggest mischief, sensuality and collaboration – a call for unity in celebrating life in virtue of the unknown.

Arca, KiCk i defines a new era of multiplex harmony for the Venezuelan artist, singer, DJ, performer and experimental music composer.  With appearances from Björk, Rosalía, Shygirl and SOPHIE, this is the first time Arca has invited collaborators into her world, previously having lent her sound to some of the decade’s most avant-pop artists. To introduce the project, she first shared ‘Nonbinary‘ and her singles ‘Mequetrefe‘ and ‘Time,’ which is featured in Chanel’s new short-film HERE, presenting their 2020/21 Cruise Collection. With them. declaring, “Arca’s work is beyond innovative…her vision for the future of pop is so thrilling,” and Pitchfork noting Arca’s ability to “continue to create a singular world,” Arca, a nonbinary Latinx transwoman, is redefining the role of the diva for a new generation as Stereogum exclaims, “KiCk i feels like her breakout moment, a well-deserved coronation.”

Pre-order / pre-save Arca – KiCk i

Ahead of June 26th releasesPre-add KiCk i in advance of its release and enter-to-win the heels Arca wore in the ‘Anoche’ music video. More information on her IG HERE, enter to win HERE.

Ahead of and on July 17th KiCk i 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). Also special KiCk i vinyl bundles will be available with t-shirts featuring album artwork by Carlota Guerrero and Nonbinary visual by Frederik HeymanMore available at Arca’s new merch store HERE.

Listen to Arca ‘KLK’ feat. Rosalía

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