Back in January, Porlolo (the musical persona of Denver’s own Erin Roberts) decided that her full-time career was simply not enough to be satisfying. Being unhappy, Roberts told management that she was leaving her position and quickly headed to the studio to record the 60s pop-infused single “I QUIT”. Attagirl Erin!
“Singing this song puts power back in my hands when the going gets rough. I’ve used it as mantra to sing repeatedly to myself when faced with tough situations. Dehumanizing bosses, turgid gatekeepers, class ceilings, blind eyes,” Roberts says. “Sometimes when there’s nothing nice left to say, you can just say ‘I QUIT’.”
Formed in 2002, Roberts endeavor with Porlolo has been primarily a true labor of love and highly collaborative. With “I QUIT”, Roberts enlisted the help of with musical collaborators James Barone (Beach House), Anna Morsett (Still Tide) and Jake Miller (Still Tide, Esme Patterson). Porlolo is currently in the studio with Barone working on a full-length album. Roberts has mentioned that she hopes to have it in October 2019.