Arca has released his self-titled album via XL Recordings / Remote Control Records, his first record for XL Recordings, following the release of his two previous albums: 2014’s Xen and 2015’s Mutant. Arca has also shared a new video for ‘Desafío,‘ which you can watch via the image below.
A stunning track, and perhaps one of the Venezuelan artist’s most accessible works to date, Pitchfork describes ‘Desafío’ as “as close to a straightforward pop song Ghersi might write under the name Arca, and it’s outstanding”. For the ‘Desafío’ video, Arca (aka Alejandro Ghersi) has again teamed up with long time visual collaborator Jesse Kanda. Cathartic, provocative and sensual in equal measures, it completes a trio of Arca music videos (see also ‘Anoche‘ and ‘Reverie‘) directed by Kanda that feature captivating, emotive, raw performances from Arca himself. Arca has received substantial critical acclaim for his new music.
Do your eyes and ears a favour and watch below: