Gordi – “Heaven I Know”

We named Gordi an Artist To Watch based on the young Australian’s incomparable, near-elemental ability to summon sounds from the ether and whip them into heartrending works of beauty. “Heaven I Know,” the lead single from Sophie Payten’s debut album Reservoir, is another such triumph. It begins with a whispered rhythm, counted out in triplets and looped ad infinitum. From there piano chords and Payten’s mournful lead vocal enter the frame, and soon the sounds are multiplying into the sort of splendor we’ve come to associate with a Gordi song. Listen below in a lyric video by Inga Birgisdottir.

Here’s the Reservoir tracklist, which contains Gordi’s excellent debut single “Can We Work It Out” plus a collaboration with S Carey:

01 “Long Way”
02 “All The Light We Cannot See”
03 “On My Side”
04 “Bitter End”
05 “Heaven I Know”
06 “I’m Done” (Feat. S Carey)
07 “Myriad”
08 “Aeon”
09 “Can We Work It Out”
10 “Better Than Then, Closer To Now”
11 “Something Like This”

Reservoir is out 8/25 on Jagjaguwar. Get “Heaven I Know” here.

CREDIT: Cameron Wittig