Porter Robinson & Madeon’s “Shelter” Video Is An Animated Fairtale

Mike Wass | October 18, 2016 7:25 pm
The Drop: Bishop Briggs & Porter Robinson
Your cheat sheet to New Music Friday featuring Bishop Briggs & Porter Robinson.

Porter Robinson and Madeon’s shimmery, starry-eyed “Shelter” is the antidote to the downtempo dance craze plaguing radio. Light, airy and euphoric, the club anthem transports you to another time and place. A feeling that is captured brilliantly in the animated video. What’s it all about? I’ll let Porter explain. “[It] tells the story of Rin, a 17-year-old girl who lives her life inside of a futuristic simulation completely by herself in infinite, beautiful loneliness,” he begins.

“Each day, Rin awakens in virtual reality and uses a tablet which controls the simulation to create a new, different, beautiful world for herself. Until one day, everything changes, and Rin comes to learn the true origins behind her life inside a simulation.” It’s beautiful and bittersweet. With animation by Toshihumi Akai and character design by Megumi Kouno, “Shelter” is one of the more elaborate and engaging music videos of the year. It also has a very good soundtrack. Watch up top.

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