Charlotte Cornfield Covers Lucinda Williams and Yo La Tengo on 'In My Corner' EP
Published Feb 11, 2020Canadian singer-songwriter Charlotte Cornfield has announced a new EP called In My Corner. It's out March 20 via Next Door Records.
The four-song collection features two original tracks, as well as a cover of Lucinda Williams's "Fruits of My Labor" and Yo La Tengo's "You Can Have It All" (which was actually originally a '70s funk tune by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch).
"When I first heard this song, I was so struck by the poetry of it," Cornfield said of the Williams song. "Each verse is its own stanza, and the music just lifts the words to the fore. At first I just wanted memorize the lyrics, which was a beautiful exercise in and of itself, but I loved singing it so much that I started doing it at my live shows. It felt natural to record it. I feel like this song really represents where I'm at in life right now: resolved in some ways, moving on, just trying to enjoy it."
As for the other cover, Cornfield explained, "Our take on it is very much an homage to Yo La Tengo version, but I wanted to enter the groove and ride on the positivity sentiment of the song. When I hear it and play it, it's like therapy."
Those tracks are bookended by the original title track and closer "Upstate."
That title song has arrived now, and you can stream it below, where you'll also find a previously shared in-studio performance video of Cornfield's "Fruits of My Labour."
Cornfield also has a series of tour dates coming up. Those can be seen at the bottom of the page.
In My Corner:
1. In My Corner
2. Fruits Of My Labour (Lucinda Williams cover)
3. You Can Have It All (Yo La Tengo / Harry Wayne Casey & Richard Finch cover)
03/25 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
03/26 Ottawa, ON - NAC 4th Stage
03/27 Burlington, VT - The Lamp Shop
03/28 Troy, NY - TBA
03/29 Boston, MA - ONCE Somerville
03/31 Washington, DC - Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
04/01 Brooklyn, NY - Littlefield
04/02 Greenfield, MA - The Root Cellar
04/03 Hamilton, ON - Jillard Guitars
04/04 Toronto, ON - Drake Underground
05/04 Seattle. WA - The Triple Door *
05/05 Portland, OR - The Old Church *
05/07 San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall *
05/08 Los Angeles, CA - McCabe's *
* with Sarah Harmer