Porter Robinson continues to bring forth futuristic soundscapes full of buzzing electronic bliss through the release of his latest single ‘Mirror’, the latest glimpse of his forthcoming second album ‘Nurture’.
‘Mirror’ begins with an eclectic collection of glitchy electronic elements that create a welcoming contrast with the warm organic piano on offer. We see the ultra-modern vocals shining throughout the mix, that electrify the mix beyond your wildest dreams with the revitalising instrumentation that sparkles with its brightness.
“‘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 recognising 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 recognise that most of the time, we’re only letting our own thoughts get in the way, and we can do something about it.” – Porter Robinson