Charlotte Cornfield unveils new video for “Silver Civic” from upcoming album ‘The Shape Of Your Name’

March 22, 2019




After one run through of Charlotte Cornfield’s new single “Silver Civic”, I’m thinking back on past memories of every relationship I’ve been in. After two listens, I’m in tears.” –EARMILK

In a few short weeks, Toronto songwriter, Charlotte Cornfield will release her newest LP, The Shape Of Your Name, via Outside Music’s new imprint Next Door Records. Today, the celebrated songwriter is sharing the new video for the album’s third single “Silver Civic”, on Earmilk, who says  “She is seemingly unaware of the effect the haunting strumming and enveloping voice has on me, and what I’m guessing to be the effect on the majority of her listeners.”

On the song, Charlotte notes: “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. Right after I wrote this song I recorded what I thought was going to be a demo version of this song with my friendMatthew Bailey. And then I tried recording it a bunch more times with different arrangements but that first recording just has the emotion and the rawness. Leif Vollebekk added a piano part and then it just felt finished.”

The video, directed by Charlotte’s brother Joe Cornfield, was shot on Wicklow Beach in Southern Ontario. “I wanted the video to be simple and minimal, to really put the focus on the song,” she says.

Beginning on April 19, Cornfield will embark on a run on North American tour dates supporting Tim Baker (Hey Rosetta!).

The Shape Of Your Name has a more refined studio sound than her 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 – contemplative and contemporary, funny and heart-wrenching – and they’ve got that stuck-in-your-head-for-days quality that Cornfield is known for. The Shape Of Your Name features a star-studded cast of collaborators including (but not limited to) Grammy-winning engineer Shawn Everett, Broken Social Scene members Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew, and Charles Spearin, and Montreal songwriter Leif Vollebekk.

Cornfield is 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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