Charlotte Cardin is a pop, electro, and jazz singer and songwriter from Montreal, Canada. Guided by instinct and gifted with a seismic voice, she’s about to release her very first album, Phoenix. We can’t wait to discover this debut full-length piece, which includes the already well-known songs “Daddy,” “Meaningless,” and “Passive Aggressive.” “I’m just a 25-year-old woman who’s obsessed with feelings and wants to share them as authentically as I can. Phoenix symbolizes my growth,” she explains. Charlotte is our new Rising Star, and we took this opportunity to ask her a few questions.
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What are your earliest artistic memories?
My earliest artistic memories are most probably songs by the Spice Girls with my sister when I must have been three or four years old. We were absolutely obsessed with them, and we would learn their songs and invent choreographies to perform them for my parents.
What is your most favorite cover that you have done?
I think my favorite cover is my French version of “Goosebumps” by Travis Scott.
What is your best or funniest memory on stage?
My best memory on stage is definitely performing at the Montreal Jazz Fest in 2019. We played in our hometown for the opening night of the festival in front of over 60 thousand people, and it was absolutely magical.
What are your most favorite songs of all time?
I have so many! But these are definitely top of my list: “House of Cards” and “No Surprises” by Radiohead, “Right Now” by Akon, “Rêver Mieux” by Daniel Bélanger, “Rainfall” by Stormzy, “Circles” by Mac Miller, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” by Nina Simone.
What song do you love performing the most on stage and why?
I have a few, but I would say “The Kids” because it is always a very intimate and special moment with the crowd. The song is much more intimate (just bass and vocals) than the other songs we have, so the moment we play, it is usually a nice, closer moment with the audience.
If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing right now?
I would either be a doctor or a first-grade or pre-school teacher.
Which musician(s) would you like to collaborate with next?
I have sooo many! But I would say Stormzy, Radiohead, Burna Boy, Frank Ocean would be at the very top of my list at the moment.
What is one thing that your fans don’t know about you (a fun fact)?
I have a huge passion for cooking and eating. Whenever I have spare time or a day off, I go to the market and cook all day.
What is the best advice that you have ever been given?
To take my time to make and release music that I really love.
What’s coming up for you in the next few months?
I am releasing my debut album in April, and I am so excited. Also, hopefully, go back to touring as soon as we can!
What’s your advice for getting through the quarantine?
Practicing my guitar has helped me a lot during quarantine! So, I guess finding a new hobby and trying to learn new skills would be my advice. It’s so satisfying and fun.
What’s one question you would ask to your fans?
HOW ARE YOUUUU? WHEN CAN I SEE YOU GUYS AGAIN! I MISS YOU!
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