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American musician Porter Robinson has shared his new single Mirror. The track will feature on Robinson’s sophomore album, Nurture.
The track lyrically navigates the effects of self-deprecation. Of the release, Robinson stated: “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” the singer continued. "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.”
The North Carolina-based producer and songwriter made waves in 2010 with his unique magnetic brand of electro-house beats. Four years later, Robinson released his debut album, Worlds. The acclaimed album established the musician as a force to be reckoned with and gave Robinson the opportunity to create his own music festival, Oakland’s Second Sky. The musician has also released music under the pseudonym Virtual Self, which earned him a t Grammy nomination for the hit single Ghost Voices.
Robinson's sophomore album, Nurture, will feature the previously released singles, Get Your Wish and Something Comforting.
Mirror is out now! Listen to the track below.