Every time I see that Gordi has released a new track I have to go out and buy a pack of tissues because I just know I’m going to end up crying before the song finishes… today was no different. This Australian songstress just has a way with lyrics where they just paint a beautiful picture where each word adds another brush stroke to the piece until the end where you’re left looking at a masterpiece. This is all demonstrated perfectly in Volcanic.
“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,” Gordi explains. “When it surges you can feel paralysed and out of control at the same time – ‘shut down’ and ‘manic.’ 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.”
Melding lush ambient electronics and somber piano melodies with her melodic melancholy vocal Gordi manages to create a level of intimacy that makes it feel like you’re sat down listening to a friend pour out their heart to you. It’s a cathartic experience unlike any other and Gordi always leaves me speechless after every single one of her releases.
This is only a taste of what’s to come though with her album Our Two Skins being set to release on June 26th. Now that is going to be one hell of an album.