By now, many dance music fans are aware of Porter Robinson's intention to release an album that simply focuses on beauty. Instead of succumbing to the EDM sounds that dominate music festivals, Robinson's upcoming album, Worlds, will be something that reflects the beauty and vastness of the earth. His first single off the album, "Sea of Voices," reminded many listeners of something M83 would make. It is a breathtaking song that caught a lot of people off guard.
Today, Robinson premiered "Sad Machine," the second single off Worlds. The premiere was hosted by The FADER, and Robinson had the following to say about the new single: "I’d used Vocaloid as the vocals for several of the songs on Worlds, and then the idea of a duet between a lonely robot girl and the human boy who encounters her occurred to me. I didn’t have much time before I had to turn in the entire album, so I just sang the male parts. I wanted something that felt distantly sad, a little cute, surreal, hopeful, and maybe somehow evocative of fiction?" Just to clarify, Vocaloid is a singing voice synthesizer. You can type in lyrics, and the synth will sing the lyrics.
When you read Robinson's description of "Sad Machine" while listening to the track, you're able to confirm the feelings and emotions the producer wanted to convey. Listen to "Sad Machine" below and fall into the mesmerizing soundscape created by Robinson.