Arca shares “Nonbinary” single/video from new album ‘KiCK i’
Arca shared a 62-minute song and video back in February, and now she's followed that with another new track, "Nonbinary." It's the first single off her upcoming album, KiCK i, and its accompanying video includes a surreal and phantasmagorical reimagining of The Birth of Venus. Speaking to Paper about the song, Arca says, "I'm asking for recognition that we have multiple selves without denying that there's a singular unit. [It's] the difference between the pronoun use of 'they' and 'it.' It's that I want to have my cake and eat it, too. I want to be seen as an ecosystem of minor self-states without being stripped of the dignity of being a whole. It gives me the feeling of possibility, to not allow for easy categorization. I wouldn't want to just go pop and I wouldn't want to go full experimentalist. That's where a nonbinary mode of thinking feels really fertile. It opens possibilities rather than collapsing things. Allowing for change without resisting it."