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.

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