Arca has unveiled a new single titled ‘Mequetrefe’ from her upcoming album KiCK i, to be released on July 17 via XL. Listen to it below.
The title is derived from a word colloquially used in Spanish as a derogatory term for a man, which the Venezuelan artist has reclaimed for her new song. In a statement, Arca explained that the song is about “the tenderness behind expressing who you are without shame, and the confidence and bravery it requires, because expression of gender-nonconforming self-states in a public space can often result in static within your environment.”
Arca previously shared the singles ‘Time’ and ‘Nonbinary’. More recently, she joined forces with Shygirl for the Bandcamp-exclusive single ‘unconditional’, whose proceeds went to Black Lives Matter and Inquest UK. Shygirl is also set to appear on KiCK i, which will feature contributions from the likes of Björk, SOPHIE, and Rosalía.