Toronto’s Chet Porter, who is “not Chet Faker and Porter Robinson’s side project,” releases his first original single with Awakening.
On his latest, the Moving Castles member takes you on a cute, whimsical journey through Zelda-style flutes and bleeps and cuddly kawaii imagery. It definitely bears a slight resemblance to some of Porter Robinson’s recent output, but that’s in no way, shape, or form a bad thing. At its heart, Awakening is a touching, soulful, and ultimately endearing ride that offers a glimpse at what is to come for this emerging artist.
Chet had this to say about the production:
“Each section of the song was written as if it were a different place/part of the game. It starts off with this cute main character on his island or in his forest or wherever you want him to live, and then the early climax in the song is his exciting departure for this big adventure. He explores all of these different beautiful places and accomplishes things until he eventually reaches this really beautiful point and then just when you think you’re reaching the coolest part of the game, it glitches out and has to load a new area. Then, towards the end, he makes his way back home. I really just want to create music that evokes feelings and has a visual/imaginative aspect to it, like when you listen to it you’re really picturing something in your head.”
Mission accomplished. Pick up Awakening via Big Beat here.