Charlotte Cornfield shares new single and video "Silver Civic" from her forthcoming album 'The Shape of Your Name'.
The whole album features a star-studded cast of collaborators including (but not limited to) Grammy-winning engineer Shawn Everett, and Broken Social Scene members
Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin.
“You free yourself when you take away the script,” says Toronto songwriter Charlotte Cornfield. “That’s where this record came from, dismantling
patterns and embracing the process.”
Cornfield’s third full length, The Shape of Your Name, is set to arrive April 5th via Outside Music imprint Next Door Records. The album has a more honed studio sound than her scrappier 2016 release Future Snowbird, and for good reason: it was recorded in 5 different sessions over the course of 3 years. The songs are her strongest and most striking to date, and they’ve got that
stuck-in-your-head-for-days quality that Cornfield is known for.
Charlotte's explaining the origins of the song:
"This is something I think we have all experienced at some point, that association of an inanimate object with somebody, or something – that wave of emotion it brings. And cars, they’re just everywhere. I recorded what I thought was going to be a demo version of this song with my friend Matthew Bailey right when I wrote it. And then I tried recording it a bunch more times with different arrangements but in the end that first recording had the emotion, the rawness."
“My initial intention wasn’t to make a record at all,” Cornfield muses. “The whole thing kind of happened by accident. I went to The Banff Centre
to do a residency and came out with these recordings that I knew I
wanted to use for something but wasn’t sure what.”
She brought the unfinished songs to her former roommate Nigel Ward in Montreal. “He fell into the producer role seamlessly,” says Cornfield. “We took it slow and just tried things for a while until the vision settled in. There was no rush. It
was freeing, and it gave the songs a lot of breathing room to develop.”
For the past four years Cornfield has been booking and managing Burdock Music Hall, a small venue in the west end of Toronto. The job has offered her stability and a strong sense of place
in Toronto’s bursting-at-the-gills music community.
She’s also an in-demand drummer and side musician, and has worked closely with Tim Darcy of Ought, Molly Burch, Adrian Underhill, and members of Lake Street Dive. She has toured extensively in North America and Europe and has supported a huge range of artists
including Broken Social Scene, Anais Mitchell, Daniel Romano and Sam Amidon.
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Charlotte Cornfield - Silver Civic
Charlotte Cornfield - The Shape Of Your Name