Porter Robinson has released new track ‘Mirror’, taking from his forthcoming second album, ‘Nurture’.
It follows his remix of ‘Get Your Wish’ under his DJ NOT PORTER ROBINSON alias, and marks the third offering from the record.
“‘Mirror’ is a song about the costs of being hard on yourself,” Robinson says of the track. “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.”
Listen to ‘Mirror’.
Earlier this month, Porter Robinson shared some previously unreleased music to mark the sixth anniversary of his debut album, ‘Worlds’.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Robinson launched an interactive website based around the album, tailor-made for shared musical experiences while social distancing.