Porter Robinson kicks off his Worlds tour tonight in Vancouver before he heads down to the WaMu Theater in Seattle tomorrow night. But don’t expect a night of club bangers at this show. Instead, much like his concept album, the tour aims to take the listener on a visual and auditory adventure. To top it off, he’s now provided us with a track-by-track commentary breaking down each song on the album, giving us some rare insights into his creative process.
10 Things You Didn’t Know Porter Robinson’s Worlds
10. The song Fellow Feeling is meant to help people understand where his head’s at with dance music
9. Some of his favorite songs on the album are Flicker and Sad Machine
8. The song Fresh Static Snow is a dedication to that one special person who is your true romantic match
7. He logged over 300 hours working on the song Years of War
6. Polygon Dust is his favorite title name on the album
5. The song Natural Light was almost named “Idle Sadness”
4. It was “apocalyptic” outside when he wrote Goodbye To A World
3. The vocals in Flicker were created from song titles translated into Japanese with text-to-speech
2. Natural Light is an homage to his IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) days
1. Sad Machine was the last song to be written on the album
Hungry for more Porter Robinson and Worlds?
Robinson has released twenty-nine original pieces of art that will be woven into his live show and tell the story of his album, available on his Instagram page. You can also get the the inside scoop by checking out the full commentary for each track below. Although his premiere show in Vancouver is already sold out, tickets are still available for his other Pacific Northwest shows including Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Eugene, and Boise.
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