Listen to Bjork & Arca’s new song, “Afterwards”
Between her own albums/mixtapes and her production work for Kanye West, Bjork, FKA twigs, Kelela, and others, Arca has proven herself as one of our generation's truly innovative musicians. And with her new album KiCk i, she fuses together the experimental pop she makes on her own and the more collaborative (and usually slightly more accessible) work she does with other artists. It's Arca's first album with high profile guests -- including Bjork, Rosalía, SOPHIE, and Shygirl -- and their presences really add a lot. Arca has no trouble carrying the album as a vocalist, but when stars like Bjork and Rosalía show up, they really help take Arca's music to new, exciting places.
I wrote the above about Arca's excellent new album KiCk i in Notable Releases, and while the Rosalía collab recently came out as a single, we wanted to point you in the direction of the Bjork collab, "Afterwards," too. Both Arca and Bjork sound amazing on this one, and they have as much chemistry as they did when Arca contributed production and co-writing to Bjork's last two albums, the great Vulnicura and Utopia. Listen below.