For once this year, Porter Robinson has dialled back his busy DJ schedule, but only so he can lock himself away and work on his debut album. “I've been writing my first album over the course of the last year-and-a-half,” he enthuses. “That meant doing mostly weekend shows and then working nonstop on music through the week.” Style-wise, Porter admits to evolving this year, saying the focus is on being beautiful, emotional and vast-sounding."
“The part of me that loves high-energy and loudness didn't go away, but it's just not my first priority right now. I wanted this record to sound not only beautiful, but huge and impactful. There's a vintage sensibility to the thing, too. Clean and pretty is a little played-out I think. I wanted a somewhat more lo-fi inspired twist on beauty.”
As well as the release of the album, Porter has been working on a new live show for 2014 which “is feeling way more honest and personal to me than anything I’ve done before. I’m dying for everyone to hear it.