Arca – “Time”

Last month, Arca released “Nonbinary,” the first proper single from her upcoming new album KiCk i. Today, she’s announcing its official release date (6/26) and sharing its tracklist, which features guest spots from Björk, Rosalía, SOPHIE, and Shygirl. She’s also got a new song for us, the dreamy and uneasy “Time.” “I know you want it/ Time/ To let it out/ It’s time,” Arca sings on it, her voice smearing over itself, synths throbbing with desire.

The track comes attached to a video directed by MANSON and shot while Arca was in New York City for last year’s Mutant;Faith show. Arca gets transfixed by a demon, connected by a laser-light sent through their forehead. It’s weird and a little gross and also oddly romantic, as they hop in a limousine and drive off into the late-night streets.

Watch and listen below.

TRACKLIST:
01 “Nonbinary”
02 “Time”
03 “Mequetrefe”
04 “Riquiqui”
05 “Calor”
06 “Afterwards” (Feat. Björk)
07 “Watch” (Feat. Shygirl)
08 “KLK” (Feat. Rosalía)
09 “Rip The Slit”
10 “La Chíqui” (Feat. SOPHIE)
11 “Machote”
12 “No Queda Nada”

UPDATE 5/21: Björk has shared a note on Instagram about her involvement in the album and friendship with Arca:

i am so incredibly honoured to tell you about that i am singing on @arca1000000 ´s new album that is coming out june 26th …. i cannot even begin to say how proud i am of her growing and transforming fearlessly , it has been a deep joy to know her !!!! GO GIRRL!!!! in the spirit of our collaborations , i decided so sing this beautiful poem by antonio machado

Anoche cuando dormía
soñé, ¡bendita ilusión!, que una colmena tenía
dentro de mi corazón;
y las doradas abejas
iban fabricando en él,
con las amarguras viejas
blanca cera y dulce miel.

in translation by Robert Bly :

Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt – marvellous error! –
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from all my old failures.

KiCk i is out 6/26 via XL. Pre-order it here.

Tags: Arca, Björk, Manson