Brand New Spotlight: Why Gordi Isn't Afraid To Get Emosh & Bare It All With Her Music
With MTV's Brand New 2016 competition well under way, this week it's time to take a deeper look at one of the up-and-coming artists.
Singer songwriter, Gordi, has burst on to the scene with big ballads packing all the feels left, right and centre.
I'm lucky enough to be nominated for @mtvaustralia Brand New alongside some great artists. To vote jump on Twitter and tweet "#mtvbrandnew Gordi" - if I am the lucky recipient, the Read Triplet Trust will receive a $10k donation which will go towards building 3 children with muscular dystrophy a new home in my hometown, Canowindra.
Gordi - aka 22-year-old Sophie Payten - was raised in the small, farming community of Canowindra in Australia’s New South Wales, amongst a minuscule population of 2381, Payten learned to play piano and guitar in her house — with Billy Joel on near-constant rotation. She left the rural life in her late-teens to pursue further education in Sydney alongside her musical career.
Since then she's thrown her everything behind chasing her dreams and it has certainly paid off, with the local music industry sitting up and paying attention over the past year.
If you're vibing on Gordi's sound, you can vote for her here as your Brand New artist of 2016.
Gordi's chosen charity is the Read Triplets Trust.