Unstoppable Charlotte Cardin

Unstoppable Charlotte Cardin
Unstoppable Charlotte Cardin

While she has just won two awards for her album “99 Nights”, the 29-year-old Quebecer is extending her international tour.

His next concert at the Zénith in Paris was “sold out” in a few minutes. His fans, frustrated at not having found the last places, are still demanding new dates. “I am so happy with the reception of this second album. “It fills me with a lot of pride,” she says in her friendly Quebecois accent. I like it when people identify with my songs. » Seven months after its release, “99 Nights” – the time it took Charlotte Cardin to compose its twelve pieces – was awarded two Juno awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Victoires de la Musique.

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“What an incredible evening! » she reacts, live, to her Instagram community. “I spend too much time on my social networks but I find it really cool to have this direct link with my audience. » Her page, a sort of 2.0 diary, is a mix of fashion photos, vacation memories and mini-acoustic concerts. A filtered catch-all, making her an undeniable it girl of her generation. Her Jane Birkin look has a lot to do with it.

Dream collaborations

The young singer with the voice of a vixen would already see herself collaborating with Frank Ocean, renowned for mixing soul and RnB, or even Radiohead, the British rock group triple-awarded at the Grammy Awards, to whom she “listened so much” when she was younger. Two rooms, two atmospheres. That’s all that, Charlotte Cardin. A reflection of her latest album in which she surfs between pop, electro, rock and even country sounds, the fashion of the moment. It’s not Beyoncé who will say the opposite…

“When creating this record, I told myself that I didn’t want to limit myself to just one style. I let inspiration speak for me,” she says. She fell in love with Kendrick Lamar, whose concert she found “totally mind-blowing”, and adores the British James Blake. She feels sad for Céline Dion, the one who gave her a taste for music. “I saw her in concert when I was 3 years old. I was obsessed. I hope she gets better and can sing again soon. Why not with me? » In her second album, she alternates English and French, sometimes mixing the two, like “Feel Good”. “In French, I’m a little softer. I associate my loves with the language of Molière. Whereas in English I have a little more courage to say things. I reserve it for more difficult times. »

One day we may even find her on the big screen, especially since Alyocha Schneider, her boyfriend, is “very movie buff”. “It is he who gives me my culture. » Besides, her resemblance to Birkin would make her the ideal candidate to play him if a biopic were to emerge. Even if, unlike Gainsbourg’s muse, the singer does not leave the role of her compositions to anyone else.

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