Arca releases 62-minute track @@@@@

Arca premiered a new single today (19 February).

Entitled @@@@@, the 62-minute-long track aired via her bespoke NTS collaboration Diva Experimental FM. The single echoes her 2013 track &&&&& in that they are “each a musical quanta, constituted by morphing sonic quantums”.

@@@@@ 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 said. “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 the paralinguistic, breaking the fourth wall and nurturing a mutant faith in love in the face of fear,” she added.

@@@@@ is Arca’s first release since her 2017 self-titled album. Earlier this week, she soundtracked Burberry’s AW20 runway show.

Listen to the new single here.