Porter Robinson has shared a video for his latest single, ‘Look at the Sky’.
In the visuals for ‘Look at the Sky’, which were directed by Chris Muir, Robinson can be seen playing a piano in a room filled with green grass, surrounded by ghostly, masked figures.
Speaking about the video, Robinson said: “Sometimes when making music or art, we can think of ourselves as working alone. But that isn’t ever really the case — if I think about it, if I was raised in total isolation without exposure to culture, I would never have come up with any of the concepts of harmony, rhythm, twelve notes in a scale, the idea of chords, the idea of melody, the concept of a ‘chorus’ or ‘verse’ or ‘drum’ — much less would I be able to physically build an instrument, build a computer, or write music production software. Everything we create is, in essence, a collaboration with millions of strangers. And by creating and sharing our ideas, we’re afforded the gift of being able to contribute to this legacy. I think of the story of human creativity as this beautiful tapestry that each of us is given the very very brief opportunity to sew our own patch onto.
“The ‘Look at the Sky’ video is about the beauty I find in this cycle. where the meaning of the song is more directly about the value of hope and resilience in the face of despair, with the video, i wanted to extend the idea of ‘being alive next year’ from being literal into being a metaphor about the things we can contribute to this world that will outlast us.”
You can watch the video for ‘Look at the Sky below’. Robinson’s album, ‘Nurture’, will be released on 23rd April.