Gordi (AKA Sophie Payen) has released a new track ‘Way I Go’ off her upcoming EP ‘Inhuman’ which will be released on 15 July via Liberation Records. The new song is Gordi’s first since her collaboration with Troye Sivan on ‘Wait’, from the film Three Months.
Gordi will play headline shows at the Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid Live 2022, following her recent month-long tour with The Tallest Man On Earth throughout Europe. Almost unbelievably, until earlier this year, she balanced her musical career with work as a doctor, assisting under-staffed local hospitals in Melbourne and throughout regional Australia during the height of the pandemic.
‘Way I Go’ is an ethereal, tender song. Featuring Gordi’s beautifully layered vocals over sparse, acoustic instrumentation. The track, despite being very subtle in the way that it is rendered resonates with the listener because of the authenticity of the emotions that are expressed by Gordi.
“‘Way I Go’ is about the newness and the oldness of being in love. How it saturates and warms you, expands and transforms. The video was filmed in one afternoon and features me putting my short-lived career as a swim instructor to good use, before walking around the streets of Brunswick in Melbourne in a dusty pink blazer I bought for $5 from the local goodwill store.”Gordi
‘Way I Go’ is accompanied by a gorgeous video from Triana Hernandez.
“The video for ‘Way I Go’ is a seemingly minimal concept – a simple walk toward the house of someone you love, collecting flowers along the way … yet the level of emotional rollercoasters happening within transforms the walk into an ethereal and organic experience, well beyond the streets of Melbourne’s northern suburbs.”Triana Hernandez
The new, six track EP, ‘Inhuman’, explores the trials of humanity, from love and identity to faith and religion, traversing the spectrum of sorrow to celebration. The tracks that comprise the EP came together from a range of sessions over the years in Reykjavik, Eaux Claires Wisconsin, LA and Melbourne.
GORDI UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Tickets via gordimusic.com/shows
Friday June 3 | Sydney Opera House at Vivid Live, Sydney NSW
Saturday June 4 | Sydney Opera House at Vivid Live, Sydney NSW
Photo Credit: Jess Gleeson