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.
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.
There was chocolate on the horizon.
We always set up a very romantic stage to meet you guys.
Soundcheck is always a nice downtime before the show - we can chill and prepare ourselves for the big night ahead of us.
This is just me clearly rocking the synths (not).
I usually take a little nap before shows but this time my tour manager decided to wake me up to take pictures. THANKS MARCO!
Best thing about touring - the beautiful landscapes!!
Singing love songs in our 5-star hotel (again, not).
Sometimes I play a little guitar too! And I think I’ll officially change my name to Rlotte Cardin.
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: