Dino’s (pronounced Dean – o’s) song and video out today
First joint single release from Gordi and Alex Lahey
Inspired by Nashville dive-bar of same name
Gordi’s show at The Forum in Melbourne next week has now sold out, with a new show added for Friday March 12
Gordi and Alex Lahey team up to release ‘Dino’s’ – a big, open-hearted song – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Many moons in the making, ‘Dino’s’ was inspired by the much-loved Nashville dive-bar of the same name from the pair’s time there in 2018. It arrives with an accompanying video from Melbourne based director and creative, Nick Mckk. Mimicking the look and feel of the dive-bar, the video spotlights the evocative and playful nature of the song and features cameos from both artists as a cast of affable local oddities.
VIDEO: ‘Dino’s’ by Gordi x Alex Lahey
“This song has been two and a half years in the making. We wrote it on a very humid summer’s day in Nashville before breaking for late night pasta and beer.”
Premiered yesterday on triple j Breakfast, much of the original recording of ‘Dino’s’ still exists from that humid Summer’s day in another world, although the song did later go through a series of final revisions in Sydney, Eau Claire and Melbourne.
“The song is inspired by the East Nashville dive bar institution ‘Dino’s’, which we both frequent on our visits to the city. The eccentricity of Dino’s makes it a place where it feels like anything could happen and anyone could walk through the door. The song captures the feeling of being totally captivated by the person sitting across from you while the world spins madly on. Anyone who has been to Dino’s knows that there is genuinely a Dolly Parton cardboard cut-out that lives in the bar and she is Nashville icon.”
Both artists have enjoyed prolific, successful careers globally. Gordi’s second record Our Two Skins was released in June last year and crowned a triple j feature album; making its debut into the Top 20 of the ARIA Albums Chart. It was also nominated for an ARIA Award and two J Awards – recognition of its depth, intricacy and beauty.
In addition to releasing her second record last year, Gordi also balanced work as a doctor, donning the scrubs to assist with under-staffed local hospitals in Melbourne during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. She performed a debut, globally broadcast show at the Sydney Opera House, launched her very own VR immersive album experience titled Buried City and even managed to sneak in some shows at year’s end for fans in NSW. She is currently touring Australia for Our Two Skins and has just added a second show for Melbourne fans after selling out her forthcoming February date at The Forum. The new show will take place on March 12.
Alex Lahey broke through in 2016 with her hit song “You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me”, which earned her a slew of positive press including best new track on Pitchfork. Her debut record I Love You Like A Brother and follow up The Best Of Luck Club earnt her similar acclaim locally and internationally along with a performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers and main stage slots at festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Splendour In The Grass. With over 50 million streams to her name, three ARIA nominations, four Hottest 100 tracks and a gold-certified single for ‘Every Day’s The Weekend’ Lahey is one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters.
Together, the pair have collaborated on a number of tracks for other artists – including co-writing a track for US pop-punk artist Maggie Lindemann and a forthcoming track for Annie Hamilton. ‘Dino’s’ highlights their natural prowess as singer-songwriters and sees their vocals coalesce in and around each other to create a delectable pop gem.
Saturday Feb 13 | Cowra Civic Theatre, Cowra
Thursday Feb 18 | The Forum, Melbourne | SOLD OUT
Friday Feb 19 | The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Friday Feb 26 | Wonderland Spiegeltent, Adelaide
Saturday Feb 27 | Wonderland Spiegeltent, Adelaide
Friday March 12 | The Forum, Melbourne | NEW SHOW
Saturday March 13 | Altar, Hobart – early show | NEW SHOW
Saturday March 13 | Altar, Hobart – late show | SOLD OUT