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Porter Robinson Announces Album Release Date with New Single, ‘Sad Machine’

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By Scott T. Sterling

Emerging EDM artist Porter Robinson has revealed an Aug. 12 release date for his debut album, Worlds, delivering second single “Sad Machine” in the process.

The song is a ballad-esque affair, featuring dreamy electronic blips and alternating robotic and human-like vocals.

“I didn’t have much time before I had to turn in the entire album, so I just sang the male parts,” Robinson said in a press release about the new track, the first to feature his own vocals. “I wanted something that felt distantly sad, a little cute, surreal, hopeful, and maybe somehow evocative of fiction? It’s also peppered with cheap little general-midi interludes that sound like N64 games or old PC games. Those are so nostalgic to me and they really helped the whole thing feel all fantastical and fictional.”

Worlds, which Robinson has called “my favorite thing I’ve ever done in my entire life,” is already available for pre-order on his official website, with the first 500 vinyl pre-orders coming on limited edition translucent wax and hand-signed by Robinson himself. The first 500 CD pre-orders are printed with exclusive album art, also autographed by the artist.

The album pre-order will also direct fans towards an exclusive pre-sale access code for Robinson’s upcoming live tour in support of Worlds. Tour details and dates are forthcoming.

 

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