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Gordi Shares New Singles “Stranger” and “Visitor”

Inhuman EP Due Out July 15 via Jagjaguwar

Aug 02, 2022 Photography by Jess Gleeson
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Gordi (the project of Australian artist Sophie Payten) has shared two new singles: “Stranger” and “Visitor.” The new singles are the latest releases from her forthcoming EP, Inhuman, which will be out on July 15 via Jagjaguwar. Listen below.

On “Stranger,” Payten states in a press release: “After spending the day with Alex Somers in his studio in Reykjavík while making my first album in January 2017, I walked back through the heavy snow to my hostel. I sat down on one of the eight bunk beds and wrote ‘Stranger.’ The song has lived in many forms since, and I’ve always wanted to find a home for it. In one of Melbourne’s many lockdowns, I eventually rewrote the track—I got my friend, JT Bates, to add some drums in the midwest.”

Regarding “Visitor,” she adds: “I have spent a lot of my life driving long distances. Returning to a chapter of life only to feel like a visitor, a stranger to your own experience. This song began sitting at my parents’ piano, I built the arrangement over six or seven months. As the song came together, a phrase I had come across circled around my head: the literal meaning of the overused and under-appreciated ‘nostalgia’—the sorrow of homecoming.”

Upon announcement of the EP, Gordi shared the song “Way I Go.” Her most recent album, Our Two Skins, came out in 2020 via Jagjaguwar.

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