CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD SHARES NEW SONG “MERCURY”
TORONTO SONGWRITER SHARES “MERCURY” FEATURING TIM DARCY (OUGHT) FROM UPCOMING ALBUM, FUTURE SNOWBIRD, OUT MARCH 11 VIA CONSONANT RECORDS
TOUR DATES BEGIN MARCH 3
PHOTO: JOE CORNFIELD
With only a few short weeks left till the release of Charlotte Cornfield’s upcoming album, Future Snowbird, the Toronto songwriter is treating audiences to another glimpse of what’s in store. Joined on the mic by Tim Darcy (Ought), “Mercury” moves between polar opposites. “I wanted to write something that touched on the volatility of moods, the quickness at which things can go from light to dark,” says Cornfield. “These shifts have always been very present for me and the imagery in this song reflects that; fleeting beauty, crushing illness, souring milk.”
“I asked my friend Tim Darcy (of Ought) to sing on this one because I thought his voice would be the perfect antidote to mine, causing this push and pull in line delivery that I think really captures the sentiment of the song. I've been a fan of Tim's since we were both kicking around the college scene in Montreal 7 or 8 years ago. We've become close friends and have started collaborating regularly, and I'm so happy he was able to lend his voice to this track.”
Set for release on March 11 via Consonant Records, Cornfield tested out her upcoming album Future Snowbird with audiences during her recent residency at The Cameron House where she was joined onstage by many friends and guests, including Tim Darcy and Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene). Now ready to hit the road to support the new record she will begin a string of tour dates on March 3. Full tour dates can be found below.
On Future Snowbird Cornfield sings clever, heart-wrenching songs in a lived-in, streetwise drawl. The record grew from Cornfield’s time living in New York and the background noise of her moments in the city: a formative relationship, a vicious bout of psoriasis, and an overall constellation of ups and downs.
The album was recorded live off the floor at Rooster Studios in Toronto with Cornfield's longtime bandmates Sam Gleason, Damon Hankoff, Kathryn Palumbo, and Sam Rosenberg, and produced and engineered by Don Kerr (Ron Sexsmith, The Rheostatics), with guest performances by Tim Darcy and Johnny Spence (Tegan & Sara). The result is Cornfield's strongest statement to date, each song a moodscape all its own.
Recently Charlotte Cornfield completed a residency at the prestigious Banff Centre, where she recorded and collaborated with Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew, and Charles Spearin of Broken Social Scene. Aside from her work as a solo artist, Charlotte Cornfield has held down the drum chair for Ben Caplan, Peter Nevins, and Adrian Underhill. She recently began working on a new project with Tim Darcy and beyond her own discography she has a vault of recording and performing credits as a drummer and singer with The Provincial Archive, Anais Mitchell, The Reverend John DeLore, and The Keys. Her songs have appeared in films and television shows internationally, and she's shared stages with the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Sun Kil Moon, and Lake Street Dive.
CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD TOUR DATES
Mar 3 - Kingston, ON - Sleepless Goat
Mar 4 - Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
Mar 5 - Ottawa, ON - Pressed
Mar 10 - Hamilton, ON - Casino Artspace
Mar 11 - Toronto, ON - Burdock
Mar 12 - Peterborough, ON - The Spill
Mar 17 - Guelph, ON - Ebar