Multifaceted Electro-Folk Singer-Songwriter Portair Shares “Alaska”
December 6, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Fresh off tour with Liz Longley, alternative singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, graphic designer/artist, and producer Portair shares his haunting new single, “Alaska.” The track is the final offering before his EP, The Light That Breaks, drops on January 14th.
He explains, “The opening lyric is ‘I’ve never seen an Alaskan sky, I want to see it before I die’. This song is written about my desire to be with nature, to be disconnected from the insane distractions and terrible habits of the modern world, and to be connected to the real world, which is nature. It’s about pursuing your dreams and truly living a life that is fulfilling. Sometimes we need to get away from the city and deal with our trauma in a way that comes naturally. It’s about living the best life you can, before you die.”
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A renewed search for meaning drove much of his first EP, The Light That Gives, released this summer. With The Ice that Breaks, he’s moved on from a breakup with organized religion to making up for lost time. “I wanted them to feel somewhat connected—not two separate bodies of work,” says the singer/songwriter/producer. “’The Light That Gives’ is the sun that grows a plant from a seed. ‘The Ice That Breaks’ is where all of a sudden you reach a certain age and wonder, how do I live my best life with what I’ve got?”
As a songwriter and a producer, his songs and scores have appeared on networks such as Netflix, NBC, MTV, and CBS, but those were merely experimentations. He elaborates, “When I moved to LA, I wanted to start something organic. This project is all my passions I can express in one cohesive art form.”
Stay tuned for more to come from Portair soon.