Porter Robinson shares self-directed visual for ‘Mirror’
If it’s possible to pinpoint a single upside to the rollercoaster of a year that is 2020, Porter Robinson’s sophomore album rollout can hands down be a candidate. After resuming official activity for Nurture at the end of August with the release of its third single, “Mirror,” Robinson is now making a directorial appearance as he disseminates the track’s imaginative visual counterpart.
Adventuring through an uninhabited forest trail, the “Mirror” video puts its title to literal use as Robinson imitates his own facial movements using Live2D technology, migrating them onto a hand-drawn figure that guides the expedition. Robinson’s creativity is on full display as his name unexpectedly appears beside the director handle. According to the comments, it took nearly five months to ultimately piece together the video, and suffice to say, it was worth the wait.
Compared with “Get Your Wish” and “Something Comforting,” “Mirror” receives a picture-perfect visual representation of the emotion embodied by the song itself and album’s overall theme, with a heartening temper that closes on the avatar’s gentle smile alongside the words that everyone needs to hear in 2020: “it will all be okay in the end.”
With a Nurture landing date on the horizon, the complete “Mirror” video can be enjoyed below.
Featured image: Priscilla Rodriguez