Sydney-based singer-songwriter Gordi – actual title Sophie Payten – has shared the newest single off her upcoming album, with an accompanying music video promised subsequent week.
Listen to ‘Unready’ under:
‘Unready’ is the fourth single lifted from Payten’s upcoming sophomore album, entitled ‘Our Two Skins’. The document is slated for a June 26 release by way of Liberation. During the month of June, all proceeds from album gross sales on Bandcamp will probably be donated to the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA).
According to a press release, the single was conceived from a voice memo Payten had recorded in a harmonium in Rekjavik, Iceland, in the beginning of 2017. It was dropped at life in Payten’s distant household house in Canowindra, at the side of Bon Iver collaborators Chris Messina and Zach Hanson.
“For me it sits quite separately to the rest of the record – it’s the only song whose lyrics predate the period of my life described by the rest of the songs on ‘Our Two Skins’,” stated Payten in a press release.
“When it came time to record the song we tracked every guitar we could find for the big strum sound in the chorus. Singing it proved a challenge because it sits a little higher than my comfortable register. We had tried to do the vocal takes in the cottage but it wasn’t working so one night we ventured over to my parent’s house for a change of scene.”
Payten additionally detailed the recording of ‘Unready’, noting she used an previous strobe mild for atmosphere in an try to put her in the fitting headspace.
“Chris asked me (as a joke) if we had any strobe lights in the house to set the mood,” she stated.
“We always joke that you could request any object from my Mum and she’d have it to you in minutes from some treasure trove of stuff in the house. Sure enough, we found a strobe light in the wardrobe of my brother’s childhood bedroom. We turned the lights off and hit the strobe, setting the perfect conditions to finally execute the vocal take for ‘Unready’.”
‘Unready’ follows singles ‘Sandwiches‘, ‘Aeroplane Bathroom‘ and ‘Volcano‘. Gordi’s debut album, ‘Reservoir’, was launched in 2017 and debuted within the Top 20 of the ARIA Albums Chart in 2017.