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.
KicK iii Cover Artwork:
KicK iii Tracklist:
6. Electra Rex
10. My 2
11. Intimate Flesh