The Cost (Australian Bushfire Relief)

by Gordi

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    Thank you for downloading "The Cost", a special song for the Australian Bushfire Relief efforts.
    Gordi is incredibly grateful for your support, and shares the following message.
    From Sophie Payten:
    Australia is on fire.
    People are losing their loved ones, their homes and their communities. There have been irreparable losses to our wildlife and national parks. As in all times of tragedy, people are giving everything they can. The efforts of the Rural Fire Service, Red Cross and Wildlife Rescue are nothing short of heroic.
    Yet we have a dormant political system that is watching our country dry up. These fires have fed on years of drought, on dry lifeless scrub. It is simply not an issue to debate - our country is heating from the climate crisis and now people are dying because of it. We cannot survive the inaction. We need our leaders to lead.
    I come from a small farming community that is drought-stricken – Canowindra in rural New South Wales.
    As a kid I remember my Dad taking the RFS truck that lives in our shed to neighbouring properties to help put out fires. The NSW Rural Fire Service is made up of volunteers and local farmers and right now they need all the assistance we can give them. 100% of all royalties from this song (including from my labels Jagjaguwar and Liberation) will go to the RFS. It is called “The Cost”.
    Donate to the NSW Rural Fire Service here:
    https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade
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From Sophie Payten (Gordi):

Australia is on fire.

People are losing their loved ones, their homes and their communities. There have been irreparable losses to our wildlife and national parks. As in all times of tragedy, people are giving everything they can. The efforts of the Rural Fire Service, Red Cross and Wildlife Rescue are nothing short of heroic.

Yet we have a dormant political system that is watching our country dry up. These fires have fed on years of drought, on dry lifeless scrub. It is simply not an issue to debate - our country is heating from the climate crisis and now people are dying because of it. We cannot survive the inaction. We need our leaders to lead.

I come from a small farming community that is drought-stricken – Canowindra in rural New South Wales.

As a kid I remember my Dad taking the RFS truck that lives in our shed to neighbouring properties to help put out fires. The NSW Rural Fire Service is made up of volunteers and local farmers and right now they need all the assistance we can give them. 100% of all royalties from this song (including from my labels Jagjaguwar and Liberation) will go to the RFS. It is called “The Cost”.

Donate to the NSW Rural Fire Service here:
www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade

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THE COST

To this scar you bear no resemblance
Did you wound me there once before
Because I know that I can just hold on to my hand and not yours
And not yours

I don’t allow
Myself to get caught up now
I’m telling you
I’m here to get lost I don’t count the cost of
Losing
Losing you

And I could wish that you were a stranger
But then I’d stop hearing your voice
What I want is to know that what I can let go won’t stay here
Won’t stay here

‘Cause I don’t allow
Myself to get caught up now
I’m telling you
I’m here to get lost I don’t count the cost of
Losing you

Because I’ll take my own as I cut right through
And I won’t hold on ‘cause you asked me to
I can’t have what’s mine if I take it from you

And there is easier to return to
And there is harder to leave behind
But you can go on now and just hope you know how you will know
You will know

I don’t allow
Myself to get caught up now
I’m telling you
I’m here to get lost I don’t count the cost of
Losing
Losing you

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released January 10, 2020
Gordi - “The Cost (Australian Bushfire Relief)”

Written by Sophie Payten
Recorded at Rare Book Room, Brooklyn NY; April Base, Eau Claire Wisconsin
Produced by Sophie Payten and Ali Chant
Mixed by Francois Tetaz
Additional production/engineering by Zach Hanson, Dorny Mayes, Gabriel Wax
Vocals, piano, guitars, samples, keys, bass synths, vocoder by Sophie Payten
Programming, percussion by Ali Chant
Violin and viola arranged, performed and recorded by Rob Moose
Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound

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Gordi Sydney, Australia

The exquisite debut album from Sydney’s Sophie Payten, aka Gordi, was recorded across multiple continents with a range of incredible collaborators, Gordi’s soulful vocals are complemented by crisp, ethereal production across 11 tracks that delve into the ramifications of loss and time.

Since releasing her album she has collaborated/toured with Bon Iver, Sam Smith, Troye Sivan, The National.
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