Charlotte Cornfield+ LORKIN O'REILLY + HUSHTONES
We’re delighted to be hosting singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Cornfield, one of Canada’s best kept secrets, here at Future Yard this October. After her debut LP The Shape Of Your Name was longlisted for the Polaris Music Prize in 2019, Charlotte moved up a gear with her 2021 record Highs In The Minuses, her first release for Polyvinly and Double Double Whammy. The new record is a collaborative affair, seeing Cornfield work with a cast of friends and colleagues who’ve helped her become the incisive, witty, and generous writer and player she is. See them live this October. Support on the night comes from Lorkin O’Reilly and Hushtones.
Tickets on sale now.
Though the songs of Highs in the Minuses are highly personal, Cornfield wanted their sonic quality to convey the communal, aleatoric energy of live performance. Channelling the spirit and working methods of Jason Molina, Neil Young, and Big Thief before her, she and her band allowed their psychic connection to convey the emotional interconnectedness that comes with stories of heartbreak, self-discovery, and new love in the songs.
It’s an album that teems with brutal honesty, yet it does not weaponize its pain. Instead, Cornfield presents its details like a documentary, laying out her facts without a hint of bitterness or an evident agenda. So is it difficult to be so vulnerable? To showcase one’s flaws and longing for all the world? “For the first few years I was a little on edge about it like, ‘What if so-and-so hears and knows it’s about them,’” she recalls. “But now I’m way over that, because for me it’s the best way to connect. I’ve always loved music that is vulnerable. I’m really into honesty that way.”
Come connect with Charlotte this October.
"Highs in the Minuses is the kind of record you can tie your heart to; sharp, honest, and full of light." - Gold Flake Paint
Future Yard presents
+ Lorkin O’Reilly
Sunday 23rd October 2022
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £8 advance
Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm.
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