CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD

After spending much of 2020 with her thoughts and instruments, Charlotte Cornfield knew it was time to take her new songs out of the house. Though the songs of Highs in the Minuses — her debut release on Polyvinyl and Double Double Whammy — are highly personal, Cornfield wanted their sonic quality to convey the communal, aleatoric energy of live performance. Channeling the spirit and working methods of Jason Molina, Neil Young, and Big Thief before her, she and the band allowed their psychic connection to convey the emotional interconnectedness that comes with stories of heartbreak, self-discovery, and new love.

Cornfield (guitar, piano, vocals), bassist Alexandra Levy (Ada Lea) and drummer Liam O’Neill (Suuns) convened in Montreal at the studio of Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen) — and with contributions from guitarist Sam Gleason (Tim Baker) and Stars singer Amy Millan — they set Cornfield’s vivid mini-memoirs to an earthen folk-rock symphony. The Canadian singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist’s follow-up to her Polaris Music Prize-nominated debut (The Shape of Your Name, 2019) has a rhythmic, poetic clarity that may devastate the heart or tickle the ribs in a simple turn of phrase.

Charlotte Cornfield

17 Oct 2022

+ special guests

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Rd
London
N1 9JB

7.30pm

£10

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