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Sophie Payten, better known as Gordi. Growing up on her Canowindra family farm ‘Alfalfa’ and sprouting (rare Alfalfa gag) , the now Sydney based artist has integrated elements of electronica into her more folky roots with her stunning voice still taking centre stage.

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“Can We Work It Out” is the pulsating follow up to “Nothing’s As It Seems” and “Taken Blame”, the first 2 singles from Sydney-based, Gordi. The 22 year-old indie folk artist evokes a kind of nostalgia that lingers long after her strumming stops. A diverse musical diet including classic folk icons like Carole King, Paul Kelly and Joni Mitchell and their modern counterparts in The Tallest Man on Earth, Asgeir Trausti and Laura Marling bring a welcome sense of familiarity to her songs. But the craft in her songwriting is found partly in the emotional spectrum that her tracks span – from wistful aching to spirited celebration, her lyrical journeys take us places in our memories and imaginations that belie her 22 years. The candour in Gordi’s songs is matched by a vocal tone that is at once fractured and brimming with richness. Combining vintage vocal layering and earthy guitar textures with delicate modern electronic production, Gordi’s sonic palette is one she can call her own.

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Gordi

Gordi is a young folk artist we’ve developed a real thing for. Growing up in the small regional town of Canowindra, the singer-songwriter first caught our attention in 2014, when we named her ‘unsigned artist of the week’ then nominated her as Next Big Thing in the FBi SMAC Awards. Fast forward to 2016 and she’s landed an international label deal with Jagjaguwar Records, released this beautiful Courtney Barnett cover, and performed with Bon Iver on Jimmy Fallon.
Gordi — 23 year old Canowindra-born Sophie Payten. It’s music that gets it both ways — ambitious big pop that doesn’t give an inch of artistic concession. Here, wistful aching and longing can almost feel like a spirited celebration. It’s expansive and elegant. The songs on the Sydney-based artist’s debut EP Clever Disguise, which came out earlier this year .

GORDI – ” Taken Blame “

Posted: February 19, 2015 in MUSIC
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“Nothing’s As It Seems” and “Taken Blame” are the first 2 singles from Sydney based Gordi. The 21 year-old indie folk artist evokes a kind of nostalgia that lingers long after her strumming stops. A diverse musical diet including classic folk icons like Carole King, Paul Kelly and Joni Mitchell and their modern counterparts in The Tallest Man on Earth, Asgeir Trausti and Laura Marling bring a welcome sense of familiarity to her songs. But the craft in her song writing is found partly in the emotional spectrum that her tracks span – from wistful aching to spirited celebration, her lyrical journeys take us places in our memories and imaginations that belie her 21 years. The candour in Gordi’s songs is matched by a vocal tone that is at once fractured and brimming with richness. Combining vintage vocal layering and earthy guitar textures with delicate modern electronic production, Gordi’s sonic palette is one she can call her own.

GORDI – ” Nothing As It Seems “

Posted: February 19, 2015 in MUSIC
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Sydney is evidently the city of the week, because here comes Gordi, a 21-year-old indie folk/folktronic singer-songwriter whose pure, clear tones over sparse synthetic accompaniments and minimal acoustic guitar, have drawn comparisons with Angel Olsen, Asgeir and Laura Marling. “Nothing’s As It Seems” is about about “the struggle to move on from something or someone”, she says, explaining that the lyrics are a lot darker than the melody in order to show the difference “between the face we show others and what we’re actually feeling inside”. Breezy wintry melancholy at its finest.