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Arca is the Pop Star of Your Queer Underworld Fantasies in New 'Anoche' Video


Watch the dramatic Jesse Kanda-directed visual. 

Just days after Arca released his "uncomfortably deep" single, "Piel," which saw the queer New York producer flaunting his vocals for the first time ever, he's returned with a music video for "Anoche." The new song, translated in English to "Last Night," is lifted off Arca's forthcoming self-titled album, due out April 7 via XL Recordings.

Like on "Piel," Arca's new release features him crooning deeply above a sparse, surging instrumental--you can hear the influence of longtime collaborator Bjork, whom he worked with on producing her last full-length LP, Vulnicura.

"I don't know if I would've ever sung on this record if it weren't for Bjork," he told Wolfgang Tillmans in an i-D interview. "We were in the car together and I had been singing for fun and she turned to me very casually and asked me if I'd ever considered singing on my music."

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The music video for "Anoche" was directed by Jesse Kanda, who's responsible for Arca's album artwork, as well. Surrounded by dead and wounded bodies, Arca dances in a corset with bloody cuts on his skin--a treatment that feels at once triumphant and eerily post-apocalyptic. He's the pop star of your queer underworld fantasies. Watch, below.

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