I’m all for promoting small artists who I truly and deeply believe deserve more attention. This past week, I’ve had the artist, Gordi, on repeat.
Sophie Payten, also known as, Gordi, with only about 240,000 listeners on Spotify, is a 23-year-old musician from a small farming community in Australia. Her EP, Clever Disguise, was released earlier this year, and boy is it a piece of art.
The tracks on the EP, are simple acoustic guitar and piano pieces that she had written on her own in her college dorm room; a sound similar to the artist, Bon Iver. With warm indie tones and tender lyrics, Clever Disguise has found a special place in my heart.
“Can We Work It Out,” has been the most popular track off of the debut EP, which I totally understand. It’s a beautiful song that makes me feel like I’m waking up on a Sunday morning and drinking coffee with the one I love the most.
Out of the five tracks on the EP, I would have to say, “Wanting,” is my favorite. “Wanting,” has been my emotional crutch this week. When I first heard the song, it hit me like a bag of bricks because of how much it relates to my feelings at this particular time in my life. Actually, I am listening to it as I write this, and wow, my poor little heart.
Overall, if you have a tender heart, like bonfire music, or in need of music to play while you drive on to the highway and into the sunset, Gordi’s Clever Disguise is the EP for you. It is crafted together so delicately, and I highly suggest you check it out. Genuine music that comes from a genuine place is rare these days; don’t pass it up.
You can find Gordi here: