Charlotte Cardin Readies Debut Album 'Phoenix'

Watch a video for new single "Meaningless" now

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Feb 12, 2021

After teasing its arrival with a pair of singles, Charlotte Cardin has shared details of her long-awaited debut album. The Montreal artist will share Phoenix on April 9 through Atlantic.

The 13-track Phoenix marks Cardin's first project since 2017 EP Main Girl and features previously shared singles "Passive Aggressive" and "Daddy." 

The pair marked the first new music from Cardin in nearly two years, and she explains the time taken between recordings in a statement as follows:

I have always been torn between my true desires and what I chose to present to the world. This conflict of will has gotten me to feel very empty at a young age and is still something I struggle with. Making this album took two years, because I started the writing process trying to keep control over what I wanted to show. It eventually became obvious, though, that I needed to embrace accessing those true impulses for my music (and my life) to make any sense whatsoever. The more I realized certain things about myself in the process, the angrier I got for not understanding them earlier. This conflicting loop of shame versus growth gave birth to Phoenix.

New arrival "Meaningless" lands today alongside a video directed by Norman Wong that you can watch below.

In the time since Main Girl, Cardin has been nominated for both the 2018 SOCAN Songwriting Prize and the 2019 Prism Prize. Last year, Cardin shared her favourite Bob Dylan album for Exclaim!'s Show and Tell feature.


1. Phoenix
2. Passive Aggressive
3. Anyone Who Loves Me
4. Meaningless
5. Daddy
6. Sex To Me
7. Good Girl
8. Sad Girl
10. Oceans
11. Sun Goes Down (Buddy)
12. Romeo
13. Je Quitte

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