Porter Robinson releases third single, ‘Mirror,’ from impending sophomore LP
Following more than a five-month pause in between “Something Comforting” and now, Porter Robinson has officially resumed the rollout for his sophomore LP, Nurture. Initially teased in the album’s announcement video without any prior information preceding the release aside from a cryptic photo, “Mirror” arrives as the album’s third addition.
“Mirror” follows in eccentric Robinson fashion, with his own distorted vocals glitch stumbling alongside lush piano chords that climb to a serene soundscape of pure bliss and enigmatic production. While fans are on the edges of their seats for the North Carolina production virtuoso’s sophomore effort, Robinson previously held fans over with back-to-back “Get Your Wish” remixes. He also celebrated his Worlds anniversary by gifting the famed “(She Heals Everything)” live edit of his commercially-unreleased song, “Shepherdess.” Robinson expanded on the meaning behind “Mirror,” stating,
“Mirror is a song about the costs of being hard on yourself. we all have these avatars that we give to our critical inner voices – we might imagine a scornful parent telling us we’ll fail, or a critic telling us our work comes up short, or a society telling us that we aren’t good enough – it’s about recognizing that most of this criticism is self-inflicted. for years, i was imagining the worst thing a critic might say about my music and looking at my own work as negatively as possible as a way to protect myself from criticism, but it never once served me. my hope is that other people can overcome this same kind of shame – it can be really liberating to recognize that most of the time, we’re only letting our own thoughts get in the way, and we can do something about it.”
Although no confirmed release date is currently on the books for Nurture, Robinson has raised the stakes with each release as he showcases his dance music sadboi eclectic, out-of-the-box style within the electronic space.
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