Speculation about Arca's fifth studio album arose when the Venezuelan artist released her comeback single, "@@@@@," this past February.
The 62-minute single premiered on NTS Radio through a collaboration with DIVA EXPERIMENTAL FM, with Arca explaining that she envisioned "@@@@@" as the follow-up to 2013's "&&&&&."
In a recent interview with Garage Magazine, the genre-bending artist detailed the long-awaited follow-up to her 2017 self-titled album.
"There was a clear intention [on the album] to allow every self to express itself. Not to decide how much air time each self would get, but to allow for modulation between them in a spontaneous way. There is no such thing as normal," she said of the forthcoming "KiCk i."
While Arca still has to announce the tracklist for her fifth studio opus, the 30-year-old musician revealed that "KiCk i" will include contributions from Spanish pop star Rosalía and her longtime collaborator Björk.
Arca also hinted that additional guest artists have collaborated to "KiCk i," which will find the Venezuelan-born musician experimenting with genres from "sweet pop to clanging drum and bass."
"She has the courage to embrace all different moods and situations. Fragile mornings, intense work focuses, sweaty [nights out at the club]. We are both firm believers of never doing the same thing twice. Each experience has been completely different," Icelandic superstar Björk said of her experience in the studio with Arca.
Although "KiCk i" is still on its way, Arca has announced a 13-date tour across Europe and the United States, kicking off with a performance on April 4 at Rewire Festival in The Hague, Netherlands.
In the meantime, fans of the "Xen" vocalist can discover her latest site-specific piece, "Echo," in the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
The piece was composed by using the Bronze AI engine, whose audio file format is said to "enable artists to release non-static, generative, augmented music."
"It's such an honor to be able to compose for an AI that will never make the music play the same way twice -- it's a live transmission forever in mutation," Arca said of the project in Instagram.