Published Feb 19, 2020After teasing some new music, Arca has now unleashed a 62-minute single titled "@@@@@."
Marking her first new music since 2017's eponymous third album, "@@@@@" arrives through Arca's "Diva Experimental FM" collaboration with NTS Radio. The single can be heard on the broadcast here, ahead of its arrival on streaming services this Friday (February 21).
Arca expanded on "@@@@@" in a statement:
@@@@@ 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. 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.
Alongside the new single, Arca has mapped out a North American tour with a pair of Canadian dates. The producer will first play Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre on May 1 ahead of a date at Vancouver's Vogue Theatre on May 10.
Tickets for all dates go on sale to the public on Friday at 10 a.m. local time. Find Arca's itinerary below.
04/25 New York, NY - Brooklyn Steel
04/27 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04/28 Boston, MA - Royale
05/01 Toronto, ON - The Phoenix Concert Theatre
05/02 Philadelphia, PA - The Ave
05/07 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
05/08 Chicago, IL - Metro
05/10 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
05/12 Seattle, WA - The Neptune Theatre
05/14 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
05/15 Los Angeles, CA - The Belasco