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Massey Hall presents

Toronto’s Charlotte Cornfield brings her first headline tour with a full band since the release of her acclaimed album, The Shape of Your Name to the Drake Underground on Saturday October 3rd.

“You free yourself when you take away the script,” says Toronto songwriter Charlotte Cornfield. “That’s where this record came from, dismantling patterns and embracing the process.” Cornfield’s third full length, The Shape of Your Name, came out April 5, 2019 via Outside Music imprint Next Door Records. The critically acclaimed album, which was on the Polaris Prize Long List, has a more honed studio sound than her scrappier 2016 release, Future Snowbird. And for good reason – it was recorded in five different sessions over the course of three years. The songs are her strongest and most striking to date – contemplative and contemporary, funny and heart-warming – and they’ve got that stuck-in-your-head-for-days quality that Cornfield is known for. The Shape of Your Name features a star-studded cast of collaborators including (but not limited to) Grammy-winning engineer Shawn Everett, Broken Social Scene members Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin, and Montreal songwriter Leif Vollebekk.

“With a delivery as conversational as her songwriting, the Toronto-based musician treats even the broadest themes on a person-to-person scale... The Shape of Your Name holds its own against some of the better singer-songwriter albums of the last few years.”

Pitchfork (7.2/10)

“The Shape of Your Name is Cornfield's songwriting at its most biting, lucid and nourished.”

Exclaim! (9/10)