NEW ISH: Porter Robinson – “Lionhearted” featuring Urban Cone

One thing we know about Porter Robinson’s new sound is that it is larger than life—a trend that he perpetuates with his newest release “Lionhearted”. This feel-good track will definitely be considered somewhat of a “pick-me-up” after the first two tracks we’ve heard off of Porter Robinson’s much-anticipated debut album Worlds. For the record: personally, I loved the deeply-layered, cinematic tracks but they were a bit too “out-there” for some of his fans.

Urban Cone provides upbeat, “alt-electronic” vocals that echo the singability and charisma of pop-darlings Passion Pit while retaining an edge that can keep up with Porter’s rhythmic low-end magic. Much more driving than “Sea of Voices” and “Sad Machine”, this track is punctuated with soaring, melodic drops that remind us the high-grade firepower that Robinson continues to pack. He hasn’t lost his punch—he’s just re-packaged and re-vamped his sound to a point where a simplistic bass drop is no longer the most interesting element.

Poppy enough for the radio, but heavy enough for a packed club—I predict “Lionhearted” becoming one of the summer’s hottest electronic anthems. Worlds drops on August 12th after more than two years of development. Porter Robinson has promised this album will mark a groundbreaking shift in his style and identity as an artist and after these first three releases, I am inclined to believe him. We applaud his artistic integrity and we look forward to seeing what sort of magic he has in store for us.

To accompany the release of his first album, Robinson has announced a massive 40+ date tour around North America beginning August 28th. You can rest assured that this massive new sound means massive new live show. You will not want to miss this tour. Thinking about that gives me #FOMO already.

PORTER ROBINSON ‘WORLDS’ NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

With support from Giraffage and Lemaitre

8/28 Vancouver, BC – Vogue
8/29 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
8/30 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
8/31 Portland, OR – Roseland
9/1 Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
9/2 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
9/4 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
9/5 Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair
9/6 Denver, CO – Fillmore
9/9 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
9/10 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater
9/11 San Diego, CA – SOMA
9/12 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
9/13 Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Exposition Center
9/17 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
9/18 El Paso, TX – Buchanan’s
9/19 Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall
9/20 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
9/21 Houston, TX – Stereo Live
9/22 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
9/24 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club
9/25 Minneapolis, MN – Myth
9/26 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
9/27 Madison, WI – Orpheum
9/29 London, ON – London Music Hall
9/30 Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Hall
10/2 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
10/3 Toronto, ON – Koolhaus
10/4 Ottawa, ON – Earnst & Young Center
10/5 Buffalo, NY Rapids Theater
10/7 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/8 Hartford, CT – The Dome
10/9 Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/10 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
10/11 New York, NY – Terminal 5
10/13 Washington DC – 9:30 Club
10/15 Tallahassee, FL – Coliseum
10/16 Tampa, FL – Amphitheatre
10/17 Orlando, – FL HOB
10/18 Miami, FL – Fillmore

Molly grew up in the Pacific Northwest before attending the University of Colorado at Boulder and receiving her BFA in Filmmaking. She is currently living in LA with her best friend aka her dog. She calls herself a writer/photographer.