Today acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and producer Porter Robinson unveils the Waboku Mah-directed video for his latest track, “Musician”—watch here. The track is from Porter’s forthcoming full length Nurture, out April 23 via Mom+Pop.
“Musician” follows previous Nurture offerings “Look At The Sky”—which recently entered the Top 30 at alternative radio—“Mirror,” “Get Your Wish” and “Something Comforting.” Nurture will be available in a number of very special physical formats. Pre-order here.
Nurture, Porter’s first full length in seven years, spans a highly challenging period in his life. Following his 2014 debut Worlds, Porter found himself creatively crippled, anxious about the high expectations his immediate success created and smothered by his own self-criticism. The more Porter struggled to write, the more his sense of self unraveled, leaving him in a state of despair, which was exacerbated by his brother’s diagnosis with a rare and aggressive cancer.
Through much personal work, and as his brother made a full recovery, Porter began to claw himself out of his creative slump, experimenting with a completely new sound inspired by early-aughts rave music—which turned into critically acclaimed side project Virtual Self—and eventually returning to the piano and his own voice as foundations. Nurture is the result of this period, a testament to hope and persistence in the face of the negative voices in one’s own head that starkly contrasts his prior productions, blending live instruments, digital synths, artificially pitched vocals, chopped samples and cozy ambience. It is a hopeful, intimate album that champions vulnerability while paying homage to the struggles that pushed him to grow.