Arca Announces New Album ‘KicK iii’, Releases Video for New Song

    Arca has announced a new album, sharing a video for the new song ‘Electra Rex’. Like the previously announced KICK ii, KicK iii will be released on December 3 via XL. The video for ‘Electra Rex’, directed by Carlota Guerrero, shows Arca and her friends performing in front of the Plaça dels Àngels ​​in Barcelona. Check it out below, along with the album artwork (by Frederik Heyman) and tracklist.

    Talking about the new single, Arca said in a statement:

    For me KicK iii is the most incendiary entry in the kick universe. The album is a portal directly into the more manic, violently euphoric and aggressively psychedelic sound palettes in the series. Electra Rex is a new archetype I propose in reference to commonly understood ideas of Freud regarding the oedipal complex—Oedipus Rex kills the father and unknowingly making love to the mother. Electra complex posits the binary opposite: killing the mother and unknowingly making love to the father.   And so I am the first to propose a nonbinary psychosexual narrative to avoid falling into the same generational tragic blind spots. Electra Rex, a merging of both names, an integration of both Oedipus Rex and Electra: Electra Rex it kills both parents and has sex with itself, and chooses to live.

    After announcing KICK ii last month, Arca shared a visual for the tracks ‘Prada’ and ‘Rakata’. KicK iii will feature her September single ‘Incendio’. Both albums will follow last year’s KiCk i.

    KicK iii Cover Artwork: 

    KicK iii Tracklist: 

    1. Bruja
    2. Incendio
    3. Morbo
    4. Fiera
    5. Skullqueen
    6. Electra Rex
    7. Ripples
    8. Rubberneck
    9. Señorita
    10. My 2
    11. Intimate Flesh
    12. Joya

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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