Text by Leash Dee
4 min read
Arca has shared the video for her new single ‘Nonbinary’, which sees her transform into a cybernetic goddess and quite frankly…were obsessed. The track is the first to appear on the musician and producer’s upcoming album ‘KiCk i’ which we are all patiently waiting for as the artist proves to be one of the most unusual, enticing and exciting artists in modern music.
The Frederik Hayman-directed video takes inspiration from Italian artist Sandro Botticelli and his 1480s painting Birth Of Venus, reimagining it for the modern age. The visuals are stunning, reminiscent of the cover Gaga did with PAPER in the way they merge cyber chic with non-traditional beauty. The lyrics for the track scroll along the bottom of the video as Arca first is presided over on an operating table by intricately designed robots and later stands tall in an oyster shell looking like a futuristic, mesmerising goddess.
It was only earlier this year, that Arca returned with a 62-minute song ‘@@@@@’. Speaking of the track at the time, its creator said: “‘@@@@@‘ is a transmission broadcasted into this world from a speculative fictional universe in which the fundamentally analogue format of FM pirate radio remains one of few means to escape authoritarian surveillance powered by a hostage sentience gestated by a post-singularity AI.”
‘KiCk i’ is expected to feature collaborations with Rosalía and Björk and follows 2017’s ‘Arca’. The artist is, sonically, deliberately obscure. In the similar way Charli XCX utilises unconventional sounds to create unique melodys, Arca merges the enigmatic and the ambiguous to deliver music unlike any other.
Check out the video here -