Porter Robinson Releases Official Lyric Video For ‘Russian Roulette’

Following the release of his single, ‘Russian Roulette,’ on June 7th, DJ/producer Porter Robinson has now gifted us with an official lyric video for the track. Featuring screenshots from various social media platforms and websites, the video visually conveys the overall message of the song, touching on the pressure one can feel from modern-day social media culture.

‘Russian Roulette’ is the third single of the producer’s upcoming third album, expected to drop on July 26th. It follows ‘Knock Yourself Out XD’ released in April and ‘Cheerleader,’ released along with the album announcement in March. Clocking in at over six minutes, ‘Russian Roulette’ takes the listener a little deeper into the producer’s soul, with raw, heartfelt lyrics like “Then I close my eyes. Gamble with my life. Trying not to smile. Maybe this time, I won’t be alright.”

“I’m always toying with and entertaining the idea of oblivion, of career suicide, of disappearing. In ‘Russian Roulette’, I’m trying to reconcile those fantasies against the real responsibilities that hang over me. And then it gets dark, and light all at the same time.”

-Porter Robinson

Arguably on the of the most influential musical acts of our time, Porter Robinson was catapulted onto the scene back in 2011 with his debut EP Spitfire. Since then he has stayed true to himself, by rejecting genre boundaries and the status quo with success. His critically acclaimed albums, Worlds (2014) and Nurture (2021), have demonstrated why the producer deserves the spotlight, and his upcoming album, SMILE! 😀, sees the producer taking yet another turn into unknown territory with a more poppy, guitar-driven style.