Gordi has revealed a stunning + dusty Kris Moyes-directed video for her brand new single ‘On My Side’.
Co-produced with Tim Anderson (Solange/ Banks) and given life over several months between Los Angeles, Sydney and Eau Claire in Wisconsin, the initial recording began with Tim in LA, when Sophie had laryngitis.
“We had two days to do two songs and managed to get it done, minus the vocals. I did still do a vocal take but I had to sing half of the song an octave lower. You can hear what we call the ‘laryngitis vox’ in parts of the song if you listen closely,” explains Sophie Payten aka Gordi.
“I wrote the song about being incapable of telling someone that I needed them, ‘sending my words silently’ through lyrics instead. I wanted the video to represent not only the message of this song, but the album in its entirety. This idea of guiding someone through your ‘reservoir’ – your inner most place. I don’t think you can tell someone how to get there, you have to take them to that place yourself. And shooting in the Californian desert in 43 degrees was certainly testing!”
‘On My Side’ follows the cinematic track ‘Heaven I Know‘ and both are lifted from Gordi’s forthcoming debut record Reservoir, out Friday, 25 August. Since releasing her debut EP Clever Disguise, touring with the likes of Asgeir, Tallest Man on Earth, Highasakite, Local Natives and Of Monsters and Men and performing on Late Nights with Jimmy Fallon with international label-mate Bon Iver – she’s ready to guide us through her reservoir.
Having just returned to Australia from a two month tour abroad, to perform at two sold out intimate homecoming shows in Sydney and Melbourne, you can now catch Gordi alongside Icelandic singer-songwriter, Asgeir this month.
You can pre-order Reservoir now.