After a five month break from the Nurture project, Porter Robinson is back and better than ever with ‘Mirror’. This release becomes the third from the album, which is hopefully still coming this year.
The mix of Porter’s magical production and his own vocals result in another incredible record. The uplifting piano chords open to a bright soundscape that channels a sense of optimism, whilst the vocals oppose that with a more negative tone. Each tease of Nurture grows our anticipation for the album that much more!
“‘Mirror’ is a song about the costs of being hard on yourself,” Robinson says. “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.”