Arca reveals "Desafío" video, taken from his self-titled accalimed album out now



Monday, April 10, 2017 – Arca today reveals a video for ‘Desafío. The stunning track – taken from his new self-titled album – is perhaps one of the Venezuelan artist’s most accessible works to date, recently described by Pitchfork 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 longtime 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’s self-titled third album was released on Friday (April 7) via XL Recordings. Available on CD, gatefold single vinyl and on all digital services, Arca features artwork also by Jesse Kanda and has been met with generous, widespread critical acclaim:

“The more Alejandro Ghersi gives of himself, the larger his music as Arca grows. His latest feels both intimate and expansive, a connection between his melodic past and a chaotic future” – Pitchfork, Best New Music 
“Arca’s most accomplished work to date” – Resident Advisor, RA Recommends
 "Arca’s cryptic audio-visual experiences will no doubt push the producer’s solo work up into the rarefied space occupied by forward-thinking multimedia auteurs like Björk and Anohni." - New York Magazine, Vulture
"Arca is his most engaging, emotionally draining and confrontational album to date" - Spin

"he’s one of the most exciting and fascinating talents in music today". - Flavorwire

"it's a completed unexpected evolution, one that promises to push him into his own rightful spotlight.- A.V. Club

"Arca's latest is his best yet" - Pigeons and Planes
Arca album artwork:

(Artwork by Jesse Kanda.)

Meanwhile, tickets for Arca’s biggest headline show to date are on sale now. Arca and Jesse Kanda LIVE takes place at London’s legendary 3,300 capacity Roundhouse venue on April 28, with tickets available now 
via www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/LPI2804A . He also recently performed as part of Bjork’s live band at Mexico’s Ceremonia, with further Bjork appearances planned at the FYF (Los Angeles) and Fuji Rock (Niigata) festivals in addition to live and DJ appearances throughout 2017. 

Arca and Jesse Kanda:
April 28                     The Roundhouse - London - UK (Live)
June 15                    Sonar Festival - Barcelona - Spain (Live)
July 14                    Pitchfork Festival - Chicago – USA (DJ)
July 21                    FYF - California – USA (with Bjork)
July 22                      FYF - California – USA (DJ)
July 28                      Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata – Japan (DJ)
July 30                    Fuji Rock Festival - Niigata – Japan (with Bjork)
August 5                 Dekmantel - The Netherlands (DJ)
September 30        Ruhrtriennale - Bochum – Germany (Live)