Arca has today released another piece of new music from his forthcoming third album. ‘Saunter’ is the latest in a line of emotive, powerful and deeply personal new songs that feature revelatory vocal performances from the London-based, Venezuela-born artist. Arca has also today announced a limited-edition vinyl release of ‘Reverie / Saunter’.
‘Saunter’ – alongside recently revealed tracks such as ‘Piel’, ‘Reverie’ and ‘Anoche’ – will feature on Arca’s self-titled third album. Released on April 7, 2017, Arca is his first record for XL Recordings, following the release of his two previous albums: 2014’s Xen and 2015’s Mutant.
The new music has appealed equally to the Spanish-speaking world: “Arca’s more recent songs sound at once contemporary and very avant-garde, but they also evoke that Venezuela of never-ending steppes, the authentic one, that of the adventurous soul and light music, beautiful and unforgettable” stated This Is Underground, while Rockdelux declared “In that shared space between pleasure and pain, the beautiful and the ugly, the natural and the artificial, the human and the Martian or, simply, light and darkness, the genuine voice of the Venezuelan musician emerges to give shape to a highly suggestive subject .”
For this new record, Arca has continued his inimitable creative partnership with longtime visual collaborator Jesse Kanda. In addition to making the videos for ‘Anoche’ and ‘Reverie’.
30 March Club 2 Club – Milan – Italy (DJ)
31 March Rewire Festival – The Hague – Netherlands (DJ)
1 April Ceremonia Festival – Mexico (with Bjork)
28 April The Roundhouse – London – UK (Live)
15 June Sonar Festival – Barcelona – Spain (Live)
14 July Pitchfork Festival – Chicago – USA (DJ)
21 July FYF – California – USA (with Bjork)
22 July FYF – California – USA (DJ)
30 July Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata – Japan (with Bjork)
5 August Dekmantel – The Netherlands (DJ)
30 September Ruhrtriennale – Bochum – Germany (Live)