Arca has shared her first new music in almost three years.
Titled '@@@@@, the 62-minute-long single was debuted in full yesterday (Wednesday, February 19th) in a special radio show on NTS. She first teased the project earlier this week.
"'@@@@@' is a transmission broadcasted into this world from a speculative fictional universe in which the fundamentally analogue format of FM pirate radio remains one of few means to escape authoritarian surveillance powered by a hostage sentience gestated by a post-singularity AI," Arca says of the project.
She continues: "The host of the show, known as DIVA EXPERIMENTAL, lives across multiple bodies in space in virtue of her persecution - in order to kill her, one would first have to find all of her bodies. The bodies that host her carry fetishes for paralinguistics, breaking the fourth wall and nurturing a mutant faith in love in the face of fear."
'@@@@@' will be released in full via XL tomorrow (Friday, February 21st) and follows on from her 2017 self-titled album which also came out via XL.
You can listen to '@@@@@' here.
Last year, Arca composed an AI-assisted soundtrack for the MoMA lobby in New York.