Typically speaking, Grammy Awards are just trophies from the music industry. However for the 63rd annual awards program, there’s a lot of independent artists within the nominees. One such artist is Arca. The producer was nominated for her new album KiCk i for ‘Best Dance/Electronic Album.’ What makes it so remarkable is not only that the album is one of our favorites of the year, but that Arca represents so much of what the music industry isn’t.
Influencing so much of the pop and avant-pop world since she began, the Venezuelan artist has been hailed for years for work with Bjork, Kanye West and FKA Twigs to name a few. Couple that with performances that are closer to art installations and music that’s next level in how it gets composed, and this is an award we’re rooting for.
KiCk i is available to purchase directly from XL Recordings. It can also be streamed on all streaming sites or purchased in all digital outlets.
Image Credits: Photo by Carlotta Guerrero, Carlos Saez & Arca.