Watch Gordi shares new track ‘Extraordinary Life’
The accompanying video was shot in the streets of Bangkok.
With new album ‘Our Two Skins’ landing on Friday via Jagjaguwar, Gordi is giving us the final taste of what to expect, unveiling new track ‘Extraordinary Life’.
“I was standing in a shower in a hostel in Ghent at 2am towards the end of 2017 and I started humming,” she says of the song. “I began recording the demo in stairwells across Europe while I was on tour with Asgeir and in most of the demo vocals you can hear distant chatter in Icelandic. For all the turmoil and anguish described in the record, this song just sits in pure joy. I like the idea that the ultimate gesture of love is to make someone feel exceptional; like they deserve an extraordinary life.”
“As the pandemic was taking off in March of this year, I flew to Bangkok to shoot a video for ‘Aeroplane Bathroom.’,” she continues. “We decided while we were there that we’d cram in another video so we just shot wherever we went - the grand piano in the lobby of our hotel, on public transport, at the local markets. On our last day there we went to a water theme park and I had to go down the slippery slide nine times. I get really bad motion sickness so I felt like absolute shit at the end of making this.”
Director Kasimir Burgess, who also directed the video for “Aeroplane Bathroom” adds, “The clip evolved in a playful, improvisational way on the streets of Bangkok. I fell in love with the joy and sadness of Gordi’s track. My early ideas for the clip centred around a human to human relationship, however there felt to be more humanity in making the relationship about a human and a skin eating fish. I guess you could say that I’ve chosen to interpret ‘Extraordinary Life’ as a messed up love song to nature.”
Watch the vid below now.
See Gordi live at the following dates:
25 - Sydney, Australia @ Sydney Opera House (livestream)
27 - Adelaide, Australia @ AEC Arena (w/ Bon Iver)
29 - Melbourne, Australia @ Rod Laver (w/ Bon Iver)
01 - Brisbane, Australia @ Riverstage (w/ Bon Iver)
05 - Sydney, Australia @ ICC (w/ Bon Iver)
06 - Sydney, Australia @ ICC (w/ Bon Iver)
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