Photo by Angela Lewis
Once you watch the video for Charlotte Cornfield's latest single, her musical sound makes perfect sense. When we heard "Headlines" last month, I described her sounding "... both familiar and unique," and "... a slightly tweaked version of pop rock." For "Partner in Crime," Cornfield has released a video inspired by Wes Anderson's debut film Bottle Rocket. The films of Wes Anderson explains the sound of Charlotte Cornfield perfectly. There is a vintage vibe to it, but it's a completely modern piece of highly stylized art that is entirely unique to the artist. Wes Anderson's films are unmistakably his, and the same can be said about Charlotte Cornfield's music.
Charlotte Cornfield says of her new single/video:
“My brother and I grew up watching Wes Anderson movies. They were a huge part of our childhood and adolescence, and I feel like they've seeped into our DNA at this point — the colours, the outfits, the humour. When I sent Joe this song and he came back with this idea, it was a no-brainer that we'd do it. He made it all happen: the van, the jumpsuits, the whole thing. Tara Kannangara, Steven Foster and Sam Gleason came with us on the journey and fully embraced the concept.”
You can watch the video for "Partner in Crime" below. Highs in the Minuses is due out October 29 on Polyvinyl/Double Double Whammy. For more on Charlotte Cornfield, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.