Australian singer-songwriter Sophie Payten, professionally known as Gordi is all set to release her sophomore album Our Two Skins on June 26th. Alongside her previously released singles “Aeroplane Bathroom” and “Sandwiches“, she has recently released her new single, “Volcanic” – which will be featured in this album.
In her own words, “It speaks to a rush of anxiety – about why, about what is real and what is not, about the drama of it, about the vortex of it…When it surges you can feel paralysed and out of control at the same time – shut down and manic.” The song was written in 2018 when her parents urged her to share the truth of her sexuality to her ailed grandmother.
The song’s music and video is created in order to express the feel of a wave of anxiety too. “Its self-destructive nature can be so crippling. I wanted the song to feel like a wave of anxiety. The tempo never changes but the piano solo starts at half-time and rushes until it is double the speed, though the beat never changes. And then suddenly; it’s over”, Gordi further adds.
With no wi-fi or phone reception, the record was created in near-seclusion so that she could explore her feelings of anxiety and isolation. Directed by Madeleine Purdy, the video is shot in the dusty landscapes of Canowindra, NSW.
With her musical career now hanging from a thread as she has announced her return to medical career in time of this coronavirus pandemic, we hope she will be able to celebrate the release of her album and we will hear more music from her in the days to come.
You can pre-order the album here. Enjoy the video.