Human connection is at the heart of Charlotte Cardin’s soulful, evocative songs. The singer draws inspiration from everything around her, but it’s usually the people in her life who urge her songs forth. Whether she’s affected by a stranger or someone she knows, Charlotte centers her lyrics on relationships and the emotions they generate. She’s interested in uncovering how we connect and relate to one another, and each track resonates with palpable, human feeling.
The acclaimed Montreal-based singer-songwriter has recently premiered “California,” a live-show staple that pairs Cardin’s hypnotic vocals with a bouncing summer-ready instrumental.
Cardin also recently released a captivatingly smooth rendition of Post Malone’s “Go Flex” (link), just ahead of her first US headline tour. Kicking off this weekend in Philadelphia, PA, shows continue through June including a second night in Brooklyn, NY due to popular demand (full routing below). The shows immediately follow an incredible run of international headline dates, with sold out shows in London, Paris, Toronto & more. Fast becoming known as a uniquely compelling live performer, Cardin has toured nearly non-stop over the past year, including a major US tour alongside Nick Murphy, sold out run supporting BØRNS and countless Canadian live dates (both as headliner and support). She has also given show-stealing performances at an array of North American festivals including Bonnaroo, Osheaga, and Le Festival d’Été de Québec, the latter of which saw her as special guest to Sting and Peter Gabriel.
Cardin first broke through with her 2016 Canadian EP Big Boy. The release proved a phenomenon with tracks “Like It Doesn’t Hurt” (feat. Husser) and “Dirty Dirty” quickly gaining critical acclaim the US. Interview hailed “the smoky, jazz-tinged alto’s vocal sophistication and adept wordplay” while NOISEY praised her “remarkable control and maturity” and Pigeons & Planes raved “she’s got a voice that’ll make you stop whatever you’re doing, and listen.” Released a year later, Cardin’s major label and US debut EP Main Girl (Atlantic Records) is highlighted by the breakthrough single/title track, and joined by standouts