Australian Singer/Songwriter Gordi Releases “Bitter End” in 360 on Debut Album
“Bitter End” is the 4th track on “Reservoir”, the debut album of Australia-based singer/songwriter Gordi, aka Sophie Peyten. The song was recorded in Iceland and co-produced by her and Alex Somers (Sigur Ros), featuring Icelandic string quartet Amiina.
The entire album is the fruition of the combined creative geniuses of Tim Anderson (Solange, Banks), Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey) and Alex Somers (Sigur Rós). It was written and recorded in Wisconsin, Reykjavik, Los Angeles, New York and Sydney over the course of six years while Sophie worked for her medicine degree and toured internationally.
The “Bitter End” music video was produced with a purpose-built diorama by Melbourne’s film director Michael Beets. It was one of the world’s first Multiplatform music videos (shot in 360 and 2D), featuring the storyline of Nigel the marionette operated by a puppeteer. Sophie’s performance was shot separately and then rear-projected onto the scrim cloth within the diorama.
Gordi explains that the name “Reservoir” is “that thing that you can’t describe, that space that anxious people would probably live their life in”. For her, the reservoir is ideal for her to unleash her musical talent. “Writing music has always been and will remain my therapy, my process and my way of communicating,” she says.
“Bitter End” premieres on Thursday night.