CURRENT: Arca – “Thievery”

Arca first gained widespread notoriety when his name appeared in the credits of Kanye West’s aural masterpiece Yeezus, with the Venezuelan-born, Brooklyn-based producer assisting on “Hold My Liquor”, “I’m In It”, “Blood on the Leaves” and “Send It Up”. He then worked on FKA twigs’ EP2, landing him two impressive references out of the gate. His collaborators also help contextualize “Thievery”, as the song’s darker, rave-like qualities harken back to the more unsettling moments on Yeezus and EP2. Like its title implies, “Thievery” sounds strikingly familiar while unquestionably being a singular, unique work.

Xen is out 4 November through Mute.


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