The magical new single Sad Machine from the electro house producer Porter Robinson is a whimsical love story between him and a girl robot.
Robinson spices things up by featuring his own vocals on the track. They add a level of intimacy to the track, and reverberate throughout the whole LP.
The producer’s debut LP, Worlds is set to drop on the 12th of August. Now before you wet yourself with anticipation, you can settle those nerves down to secure your copy by pre-ordering it from his website.
He says that he doesn’t want the LP to just be a slush of club bangers, but more of a romance between a lonely robot girl and a human boy.
The track is an eerie and beautiful mix, focusing on a simplistic rendition of the interplay between the robot and human romance.
This is what Robinson has to say about Sad Machine:
“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?”
Robinson told Billboard about the track. “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.”
Have a listen below: