Porter Robinson is back with a beautiful new track to get you ready for those breezy summer days. This dreamy, lush soundscape is the first from his upcoming studio album, “Worlds.” Using soft synths and tinkling bells, he creates a peacefully nostalgic atmosphere, reminiscent of a perfect morning – waking up from a happy dream to discover a bright day ahead of you.
The follow-up to his smash hit EP “Spitfire” has been highly anticipated and widely discussed with much speculation on the direction this album will take. Porter shows us his innovative potential with this single, deviating quite far from the high-energy dubstep and electro he became known for in his first album. Seems like his new approach is more psychedelic than party-banger – could Sea of Voices be the introduction to a different phase in his work?
Porter announced “Worlds” with a 10-hour long YouTube video featuring trippy visuals overlaid with a robotic voice loop, giving it a discordant alien feel – another sign that Porter is exploring a whole new world of electronic music in his upcoming songs. In a recent Billboard.com interview, he reveals that this release will not be “the next big EDM” album, so we anticipate a drastic departure from his club-friendly tracks that we’ve gotten to know and love. Earlier this month, he revealed on his Twitter page that “years ago, I realized that I wanted to write an album that focused on beauty above all else”. As a producer, he’s feeling the need to be truly connected to the music he writes, and his “DJ music” days are on hold while he explores the melodic side of his creativity. This album is “meant to be listening music”, and we can’t wait to hear the rest.
Sea of Voices is Available for purchase on Beatport:
Watch YouTube video:
Check out the Billboard interview here.
Sarah Edgar – EDM TOR