Venezuelan artist, DJ, singer and composer Arca and London based cellist, producer and composer Oliver Coates have collaborated on Arca’s latest work ‘Madre feat. Oliver Coates‘. Available as part of a four track maxi-single, the song is accompanied by a visual by Aron Sanchez.
Music from the release features as part of an original Arca score for the latest episode of HBO’s acclaimed drama series EUPHORIA. Arca’s score –titled ‘Fantasia For Jules‘ –contains the song ‘Madreviolo‘ and its elements in various arrangements alongside other original Arca music. The special episode –titled ‘F*ck Anyone Who’s Not A Sea Blob’ – aired on Friday (22nd January) on HBO Max and is seen from the perspective of Jules, played by actress Hunter Schafer, who co-executive produced and co-write the episode with creator Sam Levison.
Talking about the collaboration, and the genesis of the music, Arca says:
“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 acapella 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.”