ARCA REVEALS ‘REVERIE’ VIDEO
FROM HIS FORTHCOMING ALBUM ARCA RELEASED APRIL 7
Thursday, March 16, 2017 – Arca today presents a brand new song and video from his forthcoming, self-titled third album. Shot in one take and featuring Arca (aka Alejandro Ghersi) front-and-centre both visually and vocally, the stunning ‘Reverie’ video was created by longtime visual collaborator Jesse Kanda, who also directed the video for previous Arca cut, ‘Anoche’
In ‘Reverie’. Arca is a wounded matador, made mighty with mechanical legs, or bleeding onto falling flower petals “Bullfighting is a piercing metaphor: you are fighting a bull, and at the same your self. You are not the victim or the oppressor, you are both— Animality and bestiality are conflated,” he says. “Evoking sex invokes our animality.” On this new album, the opposite also holds true. “And evoking our animality, in turn, invokes spirituality.”
Watch the video for ‘Reverie’ HERE
‘Reverie’ is the latest song to be released from Arca’s much-anticipated new album. Released on April 7, 2017, Arca will be the Venezuela-born, London-based artist’s first album on XL Recordings, following the release of his two previous albums: 2014’s Xen and 2015’s Mutant. ‘Piel’, the first song to be released from the album, was met with widespread acclaim. Pitchfork stated “The first taste of Arca does more than subvert the expectations we have of Ghersi, it annihilates them” while i-D described Arca’s music as “pure, fragile and sincere, full of wounded experimental, electronic majesty”. ‘Anoche’ received further praise. Pitchfork described it as “an intoxicating mixture of suffering and lust that radiates from this bittersweet lament, and it’s just about impossible not to find beauty in his sadness” while The Guardian declared “[Anoche] combines choral music with feedback-laced experimentation to celestial effect”
In addition to the ‘Anoche’ and ‘Reverie’ videos, Jesse Kanda has also created the stunning artwork for Arca, which will be available on CD, gatefold single vinyl LP and on all digital services. Arca is available to pre-order now HERE.
Meanwhile, tickets for Arca’s biggest headline show to date are on sale now. Arca and Jesse Kanda LIVE takes place at London’s legendary 3,300 capacity Roundhouse venue on April 28, with tickets available now via TicketWeb. It has also been announced that Arca will preform at this years Pitchfork Festival in Chicago on Friday, July 14.
Arca album artwork:
(Artwork by Jesse Kanda.
(photo credit: Daniel Shea.