By GAC Staff member Preetam Sengupta
Each month we’ll feature a video from one of Guelph’s musical community members. If you’re a musician and have a video you’d like us to feature, please send a YouTube link our way along with a short bio.
As it did last month, August’s video features a song that will appear on a soon-to-be-released album. Many know Geordie Gordon as a contributing member to several music projects (with and without other members of his family), but he is set to release a solo album called The Tower on September 2nd. “4-track” features very clever songwriting, seemingly simultaneously telling the story of a relationship and a recording, where (in both cases) things don’t necessarily work out as one would hope. It’s easy to relate to the idea of wishing we had do-overs in life — to wish we could “revisit the mix” to fix things retrospectively or to find what’s eluded us. Those might be considered deep thoughts, but they’re all packaged here in a really catchy tune for the end of summer and the video has a great feel and fun costumes. We think you’ll love this one.
Geordie Gordon is an artist best known for contributing to bands like Islands and U.S. Girls. Recently, he has been setting off on his own, producing his own music and performing solo under his own name. His acoustic guitar, lush synth orchestration and driving analog beats meld into a striking and modern singer-songwriter style. His debut solo album, The Tower, arrives September 2nd on Victory Pool.
Visiting www.geordiegordon.com will allow you to connect with Geordie’s social media accounts, and you’ll surely be able to purchase the new album on Bandcamp once it’s released on September 2nd. Conveniently, there will once again be a Bandcamp Friday the next day, which are the days — as previous readers might recall — that Bandcamp forgoes its share of sales, putting more money into the artists’ pockets from each purchase. It’s a wonderful day to support all of your favourite local artists, and maybe even to discover a new one.For now, here’s one track we’re sure you’ll want to play back way more than just four times. Enjoy Geordie Gordon’s “4-track”.