With only a matter of days to go until the release of her second album, Our Two Skins, Gordi has shared the last single from the record, with “Extraordinary Life” surfacing today.
Following on from the previously-released singles “Sandwiches”, “Aeroplane Bathroom”, “Volcanic”, and “Unready”, “Extraordinary Life” sees the New South Wales artist using her stunning voice to share her desires of wanting only the best for someone.
“I was standing in a shower in a hostel in Ghent at 2am towards the end of 2017 and I started humming,” Gordi explained of the song’s origins. “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.”
A heartfelt song that showcases her worth as one of Australia’s finest artists, “Extraordinary Life” also comes paired with a new music video, filmed in Bangkok around the same time as the clip for “Aeroplane Bathroom”.
“As the pandemic was taking off in March of this year, I flew to Bangkok to shoot a video for ‘Aeroplane Bathroom’,” Gordi explained. “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.”
“The clip evolved in a playful, improvisational way on the streets of Bangkok,” adds director Kasimir Burgess. “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.”
While Gordi is on track to finally share Our Two Skins on Friday, she’s set to precede its official release with a listening party this Thursday night at Sydney’s Cottonmouth Records, while an album launch show – streamed live from the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House – is planned for July 25th.
Gordi is set to release Our Two Skins on June 26th. Her latest single “Extraordinary Life” is out now.