Arca has provided another preview of her upcoming KICK ii album with two new outings, "Prada" and "Rakata".
After teaming up with Sia on the album's lead single "Born Yesterday" last month, Arca has delivered two more previews of the album titled "Prada" and "Rakata". The new songs are released alongside a joint video with a concept by Arca and artist Frederik Heyman.
Arca says of the first track, ""Prada" is about celebrating psychosexual versatility; a song explicitly about transness and nonbinary modes of relating the sexual energy of the collective subconscious as a celebration of life; it is a song about defying shame and healing ancestral wounds; about the futurity of desire and love as a moebius strip; about kink as an engine, about sex and love, and above all else about simultaneity of being able to surrender and submit as well as being able to overpower and dominate within a collaboratively created space of consent; to throw glitter in the face of barking demons so as to let them know that love spans fully across breadth of mystery of life and death."
""Rakata" is a song about seduction, about wanting to devour the entire world out of a desire to fuck, without shame, free from condemnation, about sex as a life impulse in the face of death," Arca adds of the second single. "It’s also a wink and nod to the internal heat generated by the hot and humid conditions that birthed latinx music, a reverence to regeton royalty wisin y yandel, tambores venezolanos, the furruco - an instrument i hear as sub bass technology, contemporary venezuelan folklore, life and eroticism birthed near the heat of the equator."
KICK ii will follow Arca's 2020 Grammy-nominated album KiCk i, and will feature production and songwriting contributions from Cardopusher, Boys Noize, Mica Levi, Jenius Level, Wondagurl and Cubeatz.