From Iceland — Björk Collaborator Arca Unveils Solo Album

Björk Collaborator Arca Unveils Solo Album

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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