Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Charlotte Cornfield - "Headlines"

Photo by Angela Lewis

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Cornfield has a sound that is both familiar and unique. Her latest single, "Headlines," has a mainstream alt-singer/songwriter feel to it, but it could hardly be considered even remotely adult contemporary. The song has this thin layer of fuzz on the guitars, like a gorgeous little fungus. Plus, Cornfield's vocals are unique. While her singing is pleasant, it's not a traditional style that would land her on American Idol, but Bob Dylan wouldn't make it there either. This is a pop rock song for those of us that want a slightly tweaked version of pop rock.

Charlotte Cornfield explains the meaning behind her new song:

“I wanted to express the joy of seeing people, of those little interactions that happen throughout the day that I missed so much in the last year and a half. When I wrote this song I was spending so much time walking alone through my neighbourhood, and I wanted the video to take place on the same streetscape but be the antidote to that solitude. To me the city is so much about the people in it. Adrienne McLaren Devenyi, the director, came up with this arc of me exchanging objects with people as I move through the neighbourhood and that just created a beautiful jumping off point for these interactions. We had so much fun making this video, and it was such a gift to see everybody.”

You can watch the video for "Headlines" below. High in the Minuses is due out October 29 on Polyvinyl/Double Double Whammy. You can pre-order/pre-save the album here. For more on Charlotte Cornfield, check out the artist's website.

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