On Thursday, Sophie Payten (aka Gordi) dropped a new song called "Broke Scene," and it's a gem.
The hazy, entrancing new track is out now on Jagjaguwar, and it's absolutely worth a listen. It was co-produced with Ethan Gruska (Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver) and features a video directed by James Dryden. We're obsessed.
According to Gordi, the track came about after working around the clock during a week-long writing residency at an inner-city Sydney studio last year. She eventually abandoned the piano and laptop and escaped for a nap, awakened with the lyrics of what would become "Broke Scene."
Says Gordi: "I called it ‘Broke Scene’ because I was listening to Broken Social Scene that morning. I always thought I’d change the title but as the song unfolded, it kind of painted this deteriorating story—a broken scene. I quickly recorded the guitar riff and some piano, added the drum machine and put the whole thing on loop while the words and melody arrived."
The new song comes as also been on a national Australian tour with past collaborator Bon Iver.
Watch the new below.