Album Review

Album Review: Reservoir – Gordi

I think I might too late if I write about Gordi’s latest album, but I hope all of you still can enjoy this article because honestly, I can’t stop listening Reservoir until now. This album is too good, too genius, and too wonderful and somehow its hard for me to describe it. But yes, I already falling in love with Gordi since the first time I hear Can We Work It Out. Then, she released her debut EP called Clever Disguise and once again, I falling in love with each song in that EP. Now, Gordi just released her debut studio album called Reservoir on last August and she never stop amazed me with her music. Okay, let me tell you about this album

Long Way become the first song that you will hear from this album and it is definitely a great song to start the journey from this album. From this song, I can tell you that Gordi absolutely a musical genius. The combination between every instruments and sound effect and of course Gordi’s wonderful voice makes everything so perfect to hear. She proved it once again in the second song called All The Light We Cannot See. This song has more upbeat from the first one, but the element of folktronica already become Gordi’s music characteristic.

The next song is On My Side and I think this is the most upbeat song in this album. The touch of acoustic guitar combined with the percussion and electronic instruments makes everything so beautiful. Quite different with the next song. Bitter End is a slow tempo song with guitar and piano sound as the main interest, but the percussion beats at the end brings something that gave me goosebumps from head to toe. Bitter End definitely one of my favorite from this album.

Heaven I Know also my favorite song from this album. This melodies and the lyrics makes me lost my words to describe about this song. Everything so perfect to hear from the repeated whispered rhythm at the beginning , the looping, piano sound, until the sound layers. Somehow, Gordi try to make us understand what she feels towards this song. The next song called I’m Done. You can hear the folk elements are thicker in this song from the acoustic guitar and trumpets sounds.

For how many times, Gordi proved again that she is totally musical genius through Myriad and Aeon. The sound layers and looping definitely makes me speechless. The string sounds in Aeon is the new thing from her music and makes me falling deeper towards this album. The next song also my favorite song from this album. It is Can We Work It Out. Yes, this song is the first song that makes me falling in love with Gordi’s music. What a perfect combination between the percussion, the guitar, electronic instruments, and of course Gordi’s wonderful voice.

Gordi brings new sound in Better Than Then, Closer To No. This time is electronic guitar and it is so good when its combined with electronic instruments. Something Like This become the last song from this awesome album. As usual, Gordi show us her magnificent skill making wonderful song by the combination from every musical instruments. Definitely so good.

That’s it. Somehow, eleven song never enough for me so I have to play this album over and over again. If I can give this album score, I will give 8.5 for this album. For you who haven’t heard Reservoir yet, I suggest you to hear this album and I guarantee you also falling in love with this album too. Thank you and I hope you enjoy this article.



Gordi Finally Released Her Awesome Debut Album, Reservoir

Hello again folks! It’s been a while since our last articles. So sorry for our absence. But, thank you for already followed our blog. We will do the best thing we could to give you more information about music. 🙂

Okay, I’m back with this exciting news from one of the best Australian musician ever, the genius from Canowindra, Sophie Payten, or known worldwide as Gordi. For all Gordi’s fans around the world (including me), I bet today will be day that you already wait for so long. I’m quiet sure most of you already gave a mark in your calendar for today. Yes! Yes! Yes! Gordi finally released her awesome debut studio album Reservoir today.  This album includes 11 songs that will make you falling in love with her music deeper and deeper. Absolutely irresistible and totally lovable is the only thing that I can about this album for now. I’m gonna tell you about our review for this album and each songs in our next article for album review category.

For now, try to listen Gordi’s debut album below and I’m sure you’ll falling in love at the first hear. Enjoy the music and thank you for already visiting Kustosica.



Gordi Just Released Another Epic New Single, On My Side

Once again, Gordi amazed me and makes me lost my words every time she released her new music. Yes! Gordi is back with her epic new single, On My Side. On My Side is a second single from her upcoming debut album Reservoir which will released on August 25th 2017. This single was released and heard for the first time on Triple J radio on July 11th 2017 along with its cinematic music video.

On My Side is quite different from her other singles before. We usually heard more strings sound, piano tunes, and even electronic instruments in most of her songs. But this time, Gordi introduced us to her different music side. On My Side is melodically more vibrant, upbeat, and anthemic. I think this is the most playful songs I’ve ever heard from Gordi and it is so good and addicting. The sounds of guitar, percussion, and clapping hands makes this song has thick folk melodies than before. Definitely something irresistible and totally a great pleasure for your ears.

I can’t wait to hear her upcoming debut album in August. It will be one of the most anticipated album of the year. But for now, try to listen her epic brand new single and music video On My Side below. Don’t forget to share your thoughts and opinion about this song by give a comment in our music blog. Thank you and enjoy the music folks!



Playlist: Something To Sleep To (Part 2)

Hello again folks! If you need some songs to accompany you to fall asleep, maybe you may try to listen this playlist. Also try to listen our playlist Something To Sleep To (Part 1) in playlist category in our music blog. I hope this playlist can help you to relax your mind. Enjoy the playlist and thank you for visiting Kustosica. 🙂



Heaven I Know, Gordi’s Beautiful and Powerful New Single Just Released

Oh my God! For all Gordi’s fans, you must be feel so overwhelm when you hear this news. Yes! Gordi finally released her brand new single called Heaven I Know. This song actually already released since June 12th 2017, but how can I not know about this before. So sorry for the late news. 😦

Honestly, I’m so speechless and I think I almost cry when the first time I hear Heaven I Know. I don’t know how to describe about how awesome this song, but this is so beautiful. Gordi definitely a musical genius. The combination from all elements in this song makes everything so perfect to hear. From the repeated whispered rhythm at the beginning then Gordi’s beautiful voice with piano chords and a simple bytes, the electronic sounds, trumpet, the looping, and the sound layers at the end of the song. The lyrics also makes me speechless. Somehow, the way Gordi sing this song makes people understand how she feels towards the lyrics in this song.

I just read about the review of Heaven I Know in Atwood Magazine website. This article is so touching, beautiful, and makes me more understand about this song. The writer wrote about Heaven I Know is as much about dealing with loss as it is about growing older and accepting adulthood’s compromises and the challenges you can’t win. Gordi also said, “With a friendship, you almost throw more at it than you would a romantic partner, because when a friendship breaks it’s so much more heart-breaking”.

Yes, it is something different when you have to lose someone who really important for you, who really understand you more than you do, who made you a better person, or someone who already become your own sanctuary. That kind of relationship has more powerful connections than romantic relationship, but one thing that we can not prevent is time. As the time goes by, as we grow older, we will face so many things that might prevent us to have direct communication with our closest friend. Maybe they got a boyfriend, got engaged, get married, move to another place, have a children, got a new job, and suddenly you lose them because you are no longer their priority. Somehow, I know we can’t prevent all the adulthood things because everybody grows up someday, but I’m sure no one wants to lose their closest friend. That is the struggle that we have to face in the future when we’re adult. But I wish I can keep my closest friend forever and always make them as my priority. Good luck to all of you out there who fight for your closest one because you know it is worthy to fight for. Heaven I Know That We Tried, right? 🙂

Oh my! I think I already talk to much. But, I can’t wait to hear Gordi’s debut album Reservoir which will released in August 25th 2017. So excited! For now, why don’t you try to hear Gordi’s beautiful and powerful new song, Heaven I Know. Just press the Spotify button below and share your thoughts and opinion towards this song. Enjoy the music and thank you for already visited Kustosica.



Playlist: It’s Raining Outside

It’s raining outside and all you can do is just stay in your warm bedroom and wondering what will you do. Or even worst, the only thing you can do is just staring at the window in your office behind your desk. But, do not let your mind control your mood. Do not let the raindrops prevent you to do something you like or you have to do. So, here’s the playlist include seven songs which I hope can make you calm and build your mood through the rain season. Let music accompany your rainy day. I hope you like the playlist and enjoy the music folks.



Hear Gordi’s Beautiful Cover of Bon Iver’s Song, 00000 Million

After her awesome debut EP Clever Disguise, Sophie Payten a.k.a Gordi is back with her beautiful cover version of Bon Iver’s song, 00000 Million. The Australian singer-songwriter brought this song so beautiful which entirely a capella. But, she covered this song perfectly with layering her own beautiful voice then runs it through a few filters and create amazing things to hear in silent spaces. And the result is totally the most gorgeous cover song I’ve ever heard. Absolutely amazing.

I can’t hardly wait to hear her next EP or I really wish she will released studio album next year. I quite really sure she will gonna be huge in 2017. Just wait. Okay, while we wait for Gordi’s next EP or album, try to hear 00000 Million Bon Iver’s version and Gordi’s version. Which one do you like the most? Let’s share your thoughts by give the comment in our blog. Thank you and enjoy the music. 🙂


Gigs and Festivals Alert

Gigs & Festivals In August 2016

August is already coming. Actually, there are some music festivals will be held around Asia this month. But, maybe I won’t write it down in the gig list below. So, for all of you who live around Asia and Australia or have a plan to trip a around Asia or Australia, here are some gigs that will be held this August and maybe you might want to attend.

2nd August 2016

Birdy – Suntec Singapore International Exhibition & Convention Center, Singapore

12th August 2016

Rag N Bone Man – Kopano, Rosemont Hotel, Perth, Australia

15th August 2016

Weezer – Suntec Singapore International Exhibition & Convention Center, Singapore

16th August 2016

Grouplove and Lisa Mitchell – Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia

17th August 2016

Grouplove and Lisa Mitchell – Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia

18th August 2016

Grouplove and Lisa Mitchell – Corner Hotel, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

James Bay, Elle King, etc (In The Mix 2016) – Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Phillipine

24th August 2016

Gordi – Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia

So, do you already have a plan to attend a gig? What gig or music festival that you really looking forward to attend? I really wish I could attend Gordi’s concert and what about you? Tell us by give the comment in our music blog. Thank you. 🙂


Most Anticipated

The Most Anticipated Singer: Gordi

There’s no doubt for me at all to choose Gordi as the most anticipated singer of this month. Yes! When I know that I got my turn to write an article about the most anticipated singer for this month, somehow her name just suddenly pop-up in my head. I think I already told you about how awesome she is before, right?

Okay! Gordi a.k.a. Sophie Payten is 22-year-old folktronica singer-songwriter from Canowindra, Sydney, Australia. About a month ago, I accidentally found and heard her single called Can We Work It Out in Soundcloud. Since then, I falling in love with her music and her unique voice.Not long after, I heard Gordi’s song called Wanting and this song just make me falling in love with her music deeper and deeper.


Gordi just released her debut EP called Clever Disguise in May 13th 2016. Have you listen to her EP? I warn you, this EP is one of the best thing I’ve ever heard. Ever. There’s something different and unique about her music and it is so addicting. The combination between acoustic and electronic instruments makes the rhythm and the melodies so rich and so catchy. Plus, Gordi’s voice is one of the most wonderful and gorgeous voice ever. Her songs also has a wonderful lyrics. So, all I can say is her music is a perfect mixture of every awesome music elements. I think five songs in her EP never enough for me. Definitely can’t wait to hear her full album and I’m sure she will be a huge singer really soon. So, yes! Gordi really deserve as the most anticipated singer of this month.

“And everything you’ve ever lost. Must have a reason it is never found. Convince yourself you’re better off. And you’ll be fine.” -Nothing’s As It Seems-

I think you need to hear how awesome she is by yourself. Try to stream and listen her new EP via Stereogum website ( ) and share your thoughts by give the comment below. Or, you can check her video when she sings Can We Work It Out in piano version. God! This is too awesome and I think you will agree with me. Thank you and enjoy Gordi’s music!



New Music From Ingrid Michaelson, Ash Koley, Zealyn, and Gordi

April is definitely an awesome month. Yes, again and again, so many awesome musicians just released their brand new single in the last week of April. I’m getting so excited knowing what will happen in the next few months. I think there will be some great albums are going to be released. So, are you excited as I am? Let’s see which musician who can win your ears with their new single.

Ingrid Michaelson

Hell No..?! No.. Hell Yes!!! Finally, one of my favorite American singer-songwriter, Ingrid Michaelson, has returned with her brand new single called Hell No. This single was released in April 29th 2016 with music video made entirely on Snapchat by Michaelson herself. Michaelson also written this single and collaborate with Barry Dean and Luke Laird. I totally LOVE this song since the first time I heard it. Hell No is a cheerful and very catchy song although it’s a kind of general ode to breakups. But, once again, Michaelson never lost his touch to make a great music and makes everyone sing along with her whenever you listen to this song. Is it a sign for her next album will come very soon? Well, it’s been two years since her last awesome album Lights Out which sold 37.000 copies in its first week was released in 2014. Definitely can’t wait to hear her new album. So, while we wait, why don’t you try to listen her new single called Hell No. Well, I’m so sure you will say Hell Yes! to this song. Enjoy the music! 🙂

Ash Koley

Well.. well.. It looks like there’s another musician already made their come back moment with their great new single after years. Yes, Canadian alternative pop band, Ash Koley, just unveiled their brand new song called Dangerous Words in April 29th 2016. Dangerous Words is an upbeat and very catchy song. Definitely something that really worth to be heard. We can’t hardly wait to hear Ash Koley’s new album. So, if you haven’t heard their new single, you can listen it here and tell us what do you think. Enjoy! 🙂


Another new music also come from American singer-songwriter, Zealyn. After released two singles Talk: Listen and Sleep On It, Zealyn a.k.a Angie Miller just released her brand new single called Limbic System featuring JMR. Speaking on the track, Zealyn says:

“When I researched exactly what the Limbic System was, the portion of our brain that controls our emotions, I was fascinated by how there is a part of my body that I never knew existed and that I can’t live without. In this song, the Limbic System is a metaphor for the thing in our life that we can’t live without, and that gives us purpose.”

The fact is this song already influence my limbic system to feel so happy, thrilled, and calm when I listened to this song. The vocal assist from JMR also give me chills and make the whole song so beautiful. I think you have to try to listen her new single too and tell us how this song influence your limbic system. And don’t forget, Zealyn’s forthcoming debut album is predict to be released on June 2016. Now, enjoy the song!


Last but not least, we have news from the most anticipated singer from Australia, Gordi. Yupp, Gordi a.k.a Sophie Payten is back with her new single called Wanting for her upcoming EP Clever Disguise. This song was released after her debut single Can We Work It Out which already released weeks before. But for now, this song only can be heard for those who lived in Australia and New Zealand. It makes me feel so envy actually. But, I already heard the sneak peek from Triple J’s website and it sounds so great. Once again, Gordi definitely win our hearts and our ears. There’s something just so right about Wanting that makes me want to play this song again and again. The combination between Gordi’s vocals, sound of guitar, awesome rhythm, and great chorus makes me so thrilled about this song. Definitely something that really worth to be heard. I hope this song will be released worldwide very soon. Gordi’s upcoming EP Clever Disguise will released in May 13th 2016. While we wait for her EP, why don’t you try to listen Gordi’s interview in Triple J and heard the sneak peek for her new single called Wanting. Enjoy!

So, what’s your favorite new single so far? Tell us by give the comment below. Thank you so much and enjoy the music.