It’s that time of the year where everything is building to a massive climax. Summer is well and truly here, Christmas is just around the corner and you’re all probably wondering where the fuck the year went. For a bunch of you uni is probably at it’s peak right now, and it’s cold and lonely up there. Never fear, your mate Gordi has your back.
The future-folk queen has had a ripper 2015, winning over hearts with vivacious singles Can We Work It Out and Nothing’s As It Seems. She was recently nominated for the prestigious triple J ‘J Award’ for Unearthed Artist of The Year and is also in the running for an FBi SMAC Award for Best Song (Taken Blame – you can vote for her here). Guess what? She’s also 22 and studying medicine; so, if you thought your semester was tough, just sit on that one for a while.
Gordi has got pretty damn good taste in music so we thought we’d ask her to put together 10 tracks that you can party to while forgetting everything you learned at uni this semester.
Magnolia – Gang of Youths
“This is one of my favourite discoveries of the year, I’ve never heard such incredible lyrics. It’s like the song has existed for decades but is still brand new.”
Speak Easy – Mansionair
“This is a really beautiful song with one of the most amazing vocalists going around.”
Deception Bay – Boo Seeka
“These two guys are really talented, I love every release of their’s so far, particularly this one.”
Home – Islandis
“Really great groove in this track and beautiful airy vocals.”
Lousy Connection – Ezra Furman
“I love the old-school production of this song and the use of proper brass – just doesn’t happen enough these days.”
Ocean Drive – Duke Dumont
“This chorus is just always in my head somewhere.”
Icarus – Yeo
“A really nice off-kilter beat and love the percussion. I feel cool listening to this song.”
Give It All – Foals
“This song gives the vocals so much space and lets them really resonate, which makes it real deep-like.”
The Great Unknown – Banff
“Loved this song the first time I heard it, from the guitar riff to his vocals, it just works really nicely together.”
Away – Anatole (ft. Tash Parker)
“Dig the interesting production of this track and the breathy vocals have a great quality. I think I hear flutes in this song, which makes me happy.”
Catch Gordi at these shows this December.
3 December – Shebeen, Melbourne
10 December – Goodgod, Sydney