23 year old Canowindra-born Sophie Payten — to satiate this need. It’s music that gets it both ways — ambitious big pop that doesn’t give an inch of artistic concession. Here, wistful aching and longing can almost feel like a spirited celebration. It’s expansive and elegant. The songs on the Sydney-based artist's debut EP Clever Disguise, out May 13th, are the culmination Gordi’s prolific songwriting and her work with producers Ben McCarthy (Megan Washington), Alex Somers (Sigur Ros) and Francois Tetaz (Gotye). Gordi’s sonic journeys take us places in our memories and imaginations that belie her 22 years.