Arca collaborerà al prossimo progetto di Björk
Pitchfork: You’ve also said you’re working with Björk on her next album. How did you meet?
AG: It was serendipitous. Three years ago, my manager asked me: “Who do you want to work with?” The first person I named was Björk. I also said André 3000 and Missy [Elliott]. He was like, “OK, but we’re realistically not going to be able to do that.” And then, after &&&&& came out, he sent it to one of Björk’s collaborators without even telling me. In a very beautiful and graceful way, she reached out to say that she had appreciated it. I was walking through some marshes with [my boyfriend] Daniel and I got this email and I just cried. I couldn’t believe it. Then we met in London. She’d just finished her tour and asked me if I knew anyone who might be interested in DJing an after party to celebrate. I just kind of rolled up my sleeves and, as humbly as I could, said I would love to.
Pitchfork: What does that collaboration sound like?
AG: It’s not really my music, so it’s difficult to answer. I’m just a tiny piece of the equation. But it’s been completely healing spending time and working with her; listening to her music changed the way I write, since I was really young. It’s as simple as that. Imagine making a new friend that is into the same kind of music as you. It’s very innocent, you know?
La notizia non può che arrivare più che mai gradita: il talento di Arca era stato già apprezzato nel lavoro EP’s 2 di FKA TWIGS e sicuramente indica un riavvicinamento di Björk a Londra e all’Europa, dove sono nate le sue opere più ispirate e geniali.
Non ci resta, intanto, che gustarci Xen, il nuovo album di Arca.