Charlotte Cardin: "Main Girl"
by Emily Brower
Charlotte Cardin, the Canadian electric jazz pop singer released her new six song EP, “Main Girl.” Cardin started her modeling career at age 15 by appearing in advertising campaigns such as Barilá and began her music career in 2013 by becoming a Top 4 finalist in the Canadian singing competition, La Voix. Cardin has been building her own voice in the music scene since the release of her 2016 “Big Boy” EP and her newest “Main Girl” EP is just the beginning of her rise to the main stream music world.
Starting with “Main Girl” the smooth and soulful vocals lock you in and you can’t help but be hooked as she sings “High risk and no gain / And I’m a fool to love the pain.” The vibrato and note changes throughout the song keep you buzzing and is a flawless start to the EP. “Dirt Dirty” follows with a slower more melancholy tone and some serious Amy Winehouse vibes. The lyrics are all too relatable and the honest intense emotion in her voice leaves your head spinning.
Soon after the third song “Paradise Motion” commences and the depth of Cardin’s voice is put on full display. The moodiness and passion that run through her voice as she sings “Cause I’m upset and you’re outside / And we’re both stuck in our paradise” is captivating. The voice cracks and sentiment that the song embodies is outrageous and leaves you wanting more.