A definite contender for track of the year. Today, I can’t get this Arca track out of my head. Fragile and beautiful and powerful and empowering and demonizing. My favorite tracks always have a sense of mysticism in the lyrics. Maybe why songs from Sigur Ros always speak to me. They allow me to fill in the blanks and make up the song’s story. It’s something “Desafío” does so well. Encompassing.
If there is a way into my heart, it’s with reverb and fuzzy guitars. And if there is something I’m trying to recapture, it’s the fire of my youth. This track has all of these traits in spades. It’s the perfect length at 3:40. it’s singable. It’s sloppy. It’s a open and oppositional. I think that’s what life is. Plus the album has a pink cover. I like pink. You’ll like this simple fuzzy guitar sound.