Porter Robinson has shared “Musician,” his final single before the release of his album Nurture next month.
The track boasts bright production, sporadic glitches of shimmering noise and cheery pitch-shifted vocals tracked by the producer. According to Robinson, “Musician” was one of the final songs he wrote when working on Nurture, and a song he worked on with the mindset that he was going to throw away the rulebook and just have fun. It was also co-written by Gus Lobban and Sarah Midori Perry of Kero Kero Bonito.
“The song is meant to feel like a celebration, like I’m revelling in the joy of newfound inspiration,” Porter said in a statement. “If the rest of Nurture is about me trying to find hope for the future, ‘Musician’ is like a celebration of that hope materializing… Ironically enough, this is the least sad song on the album, but this is the song that makes me cry. It’s the fun one. I just sound so happy on that song.”
Robinson’s first studio album in seven years, Nurture will also feature “Look at the Sky,” “Mirror,” “Something Comforting” and “Get Your Wish.” The record will be released on April 23 via Mom + Pop. Listen to “Musician” here: