Björk Collaborator Arca Unveils Solo Album - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Björk Collaborator Arca Unveils Solo Album

Björk Collaborator Arca Unveils Solo Album

Published February 23, 2017

Key Björk collaborator Arca has released the first single from his self-titled solo album, which will be released on April 7 via XL Recordings. Arca worked on ‘Vulnicura’, and will work on Björk’s as-yet untitled new album, on the theme of utopia.

The track, accompanied with artwork by long-time collaborator Jesse Kanda, reveals a quite stunning singing voice. Arca says, of “Piel”: “Here’s my voice and all my guts: feel free to judge it. It’s like a bullfight: you’re watching emotional violence for pleasure. So this is a character who, almost as a mockery of the transaction, goes uncomfortably deep, into self-mutilation. ‘You want gore? Here’s gore.’”

A stunning video, for the track “Anoche”, followed soon after.

You can follow Arca on Twitter, Facebook and Soundcloud.


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