Christopher Port explores his dark side on ‘Baby It’s Not My Will’
Melbourne producer CHRISTOPHER PORT’s new track, ‘Baby It’s Not My Will’, is deep, dark, and dance-worthy. With his trademark vinyl crackle, distorted vocal samples and intense synths, the song draws the listener into an oppressive and intense groove.
The track is almost trance-like, with the vocals looped and echoed over a relentless beat. Lyrics are sparse, but the fragments of what is said resonates with the intensity of the atmosphere: “No one understands me like you,” croons the disembodied voice, as the synths rise and fall, building tension that is never released.
Earlier this week Christopher Port also shared a new mix via The 405 that gives fans a taste of some of the influences on his forthcoming EP, like Burial, Jacques Greene and Daphni, that are also present on ‘Baby It’s Not My Will’.
“This mix highlights some of the tracks that I was listening to while working on the Dark EP,” he explained. “Some really gentle atmospheric stuff to start, then it picks up into some more clubby stuff and finishes with a mixture of some of my wider musical influences. There is a really strong sense of emotion in each track. Whether that emotion be loneliness, isolation, anger, apathy…the common theme is that they each contain some form of ‘Dark’ emotion.” In fact, ‘Baby It’s Not My Will’ is about as dark as it gets.
Port is a multitalented musician, playing live drums for Jack Grace, Airling, #1 Dads and Big Scary and producing tracks for artists such as Annie Bass and Buoy, as well as his own work. ‘Baby It’s Not My Will’ is the second single taken off Christopher Port’s forthcoming Everything in Quotes ‘Dark’ EP, set for release on October 20.
Words by Molly McLaughlin