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Gordi, “I’m Done”
March 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - April 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm MST
Sydney-via-Canowindra’s Gordi releases the stunning new video for “I’m Done” featuring S. Carey. The track, taken from Gordi’s debut, Reservoir, released last year via Jagjaguwar, is trademark Gordi: a blend of electronica, folk, shuddering loops and contralto vocals probing at existential inner-conflicts. The visual interpretation of “I’m Done” is similarly stark and emotive, with a quiet intensity bubbling beneath a muted color palette and Bernini-inspired video.
Initially recorded in Surry Hills, Sydney, with Gordi’s friend Liam McGorry improvising on horn, “I’m Done” was then finished at April Base outside of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where label-mate and collaborator S. Carey recorded vocals for the track.
“‘When I heard Sean sing the vocals on this song for the first time I felt that feeling I get when a piece of music really connects with me,” Gordi explains. “The video, directed by Giulia McGauren, was inspired by Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne; a statue that captures an entire narrative in an instant.”
Watch Gordi’s “I’m Done” Video:
With her Australian medical studies behind her, Gordi (aka Sophie Payten) is touring across North America this March and April as support for both Son Lux and S. Carey. She will also be playing a number of sets at SXSW and was included in NPR’s Austin 100, where Stephen Thompson noted Gordi as “simultaneously warm and cool,” with a sound that’s “hauntingly cavernous.” You’ll find all of her North American tour dates and SXSW set details below.
Reservoir was crowned Feature Album on triple j and also received a nomination for Australian Album of the Year. It’s received high praise by trusted tastemakers online and in print, featuring in numerous Best Albums of 2017 lists. Reservoir’s release has also led Gordi to tour alongside Asgeir, Fleet Foxes, Metronomy, Julien Baker. In the lead up to the album, she appeared on Tonight with Jimmy Fallon, singing with Bon Iver.
Reservoir was produced by Gordi and co-produced alongside Tim Anderson (Solange, Banks, Halsey), Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey) and Alex Somers (Sigur Ros).
Reservoir is out now on Jagjaguwar.
“Gordi is your next favorite folktronica genius” – Noisey
“Reservoir is a richly upholstered, deeply intimate folktronica album that recalls the best work of Payten’s Jagjaguwar label mate Bon Iver.” – Chicago Tribune
Gordi Tour Dates (SXSW Dates in Bold):
03/07/18 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room w/ Son Lux
03/08/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater w/ Son Lux
03/09/18 San Francisco, CA – The Independent w/ Son Lux
03/12/18 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/ Son Lux
03/13/18 Seattle, WA – Neumos w/ Son Lux
03/14/18 Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret w/ Son Lux
03/15/18 Austin, TX – Austin Convention Center Radio Day Stage (5pm)
03/15/18 Austin, TX – Barracuda (9:05pm)
03/16/18 Austin, TX – Madewell In-Store (12:30pm)
03/16/18 Austin, TX – Lucille (2:45pm)
03/16/18 Austin, TX – The Blackheart (5pm)
03/16/18 Austin, TX – The Blackheart (11pm)
03/17/18 Austin, TX – Whole Foods Rooftop Plaza (3:20pm)
03/20/18 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon w/ S. Carey
03/21/18 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway w/ S. Carey
03/22/18 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop w/ S. Carey
03/23/18 Nashville, TN – The High Watt w/ S. Carey
03/24/18 Atlanta, GA – The Earl w/ S. Carey
03/26/18 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room w/ S. Carey
03/27/18 Washington, DC – DC9 w/ S. Carey
03/28/18 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle w/ S. Carey
03/29/18 Brooklyn, New York – Rough Trade NYC w/ S. Carey
03/31/18 Allston, MA – Great Scott w/ S. Carey
04/01/18 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB w/ S. Carey
04/02/18 Toronto, ON – The Drake w/ S. Carey
04/04/18 Detroit, MI – Marble Bar w/ S. Carey
04/05/18 Chicago, IL – Schubas w/ S. Carey
04/07/18 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center w/ S. Carey