High in the Minuses [Limited Blue Jay]
The set's 11 songs are diaristic and narrative-based, using vocal-forward indie folk instrumentals as backdrops for Cornfield's vivid lyrical vignettes.
The subject matter is nearly always autobiographical, complex, and often heavy, but never comes off as bleak or heavy-handed. Cornfield's intricate portrayal of reeling from a breakup on "Headlines" is delivered with chiming acoustic guitars, a rhythm section pushing the song gently forward, and bright vocal harmonies. Likewise, cutting lyrics about toxic and deceptive romance on "Pac-Man" are softened by the song's warm arrangement. Cornfield focuses on memories from specific phases of life on several songs, homing in on details with a level of precision that goes far past the average indie rock lyricist.