Arca returns with a new four-track release titled Madre, featuring frequent Radiohead collaborator Oliver Coates on the project’s title track.
From Arca "I wrote “Madre” years ago, and I did “Madreviolo” playing the cello myself, before working with Oliver. After recording “Madreviolo,” I destroyed the cello I bought specifically for this. It had to be like a one-time thing for the version where I pitched up my vocal to castrati registers. But the original version with my unprocessed vocals, which felt a necessary version to share alongside Madreviolo needed an arrangement that I could envision but couldn’t hear. When I shared the a cappella version with Oliver there was an insane resonance and chemistry; where he took it felt like the place I dreamed of but couldn’t reach without him."