Arca preps his first album for XL, shares video for “Reverie”
Electronic musician and Bjork collaborator, Arca is getting ready to release his self-titled third album, due out on April 7 and will be his first for XL Recordings. The songs "Piel" and "Anoche" were previously released, and today the video for another new song, "Reverie" has debuted. ("Reverie" was at one point to be the title of the LP.) The song's strange and beautiful video for "Reverie" (directed by Jesse Kanda) has Arca strapped into mechanical legs, a matador jacket and little else. "Bullfighting is a piercing metaphor: you are fighting a bull, and at the same yourself. You are not the victim or the oppressor, you are both— Animality and bestiality are conflated," he says. "Evoking sex invokes our animality." Watch that, plus a video for "Anoche" and stream of "Piel," below.
Arca is available for pre-order here.