Gordi has released two new songs, ‘Stranger’ and ‘Visitor’, which are taken from her upcoming EP Inhuman. Take a listen below.
“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,” Sophie Payten said of ‘Stranger’ in a statement. “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.”
Of ‘Visitor’, she added: “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.”