TOUR DIARY: These 10 BTS of Charlotte Cardin Showcase Why She Is Our “Main Girl”

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Charlotte Cardin is timeless. From her music to her story, an eternal quality radiates from the very core of it all. The French-Canadian artist originally found her start as a model, walking for Jacquemus and Mocler Gamme Rogue in Paris and Christopher Kane in London, before fully pursuing her dream to be a musician. And we certainly are elated she did. With her fusion of smoky, underground jazz, downtempo electronica, and pop-oriented sensibilities, Cardin’s music is pure sonic art. Her avid musical experimentation in the world of pop is reminiscent of a young Françoise Hardy, and her future is equally as bright. 

So, we are overjoyed to present a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her recent US headline tour, including a quick and very helpful French lesson. And if we may be so bold, there’s no better musical accompaniment for these intimate photos of than Cardin’s own music. Enjoy. 

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Very seriously combing my hair into a tight bun on a bad hair day. Hair is serious, people. Fun fact: a bun is called a “chignon” in French.

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There was chocolate on the horizon.

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We always set up a very romantic stage to meet you guys.

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Soundcheck is always a nice downtime before the show - we can chill and prepare ourselves for the big night ahead of us.

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This is just me clearly rocking the synths (not).

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I usually take a little nap before shows but this time my tour manager decided to wake me up to take pictures. THANKS MARCO!

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Best thing about touring - the beautiful landscapes!!

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Singing love songs in our 5-star hotel (again, not).

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Sometimes I play a little guitar too! And I think I’ll officially change my name to Rlotte Cardin.

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Mat, Ben and I, hanging out after a show. I promise we’re sane.

For more Charlotte Cardin, revisit our Baño Flaco performance and interview with French-Canadian model-turned-singer:

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