Charlotte Cardin is releasing her debut full-length album on April 23rd via Atlantic Records, and today she’s shared a video for her new single, “Sad Girl.”
The catchy, R&B-tinged alt-pop track strays a bit from the previously released singles on the forthcoming album, taking more of a beat-driven approach. The captivating, gloomy new Norman Wong-directed clip sees Cardin singing beneath blue lights in the pouring rain.
“‘Sad Girl’ is a revenge tale about a girl who has an infinite amount of tears and draws her power through sadness,” Cardin explains of the track. “She therefore seeks sorrow in order to grow and eliminate her enemies (AKA all her exes).”
Watch the video for “Sad Girl” below.
The forthcoming 13-track album, which marks her first full-length, serves as the follow-up to 2017’s EP Main Girl and features previously released singles “Passive Aggressive,” “Meaningless,” and “Daddy.”
“I have always been torn between my true desires and what I choose to present to the world,” Cardin explains. “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.”
Check out the tracklist for Phoenix below.
01 – “Phoenix”
02 – “Passive Aggressive”
03 – “Anyone Who Loves Me”
04 – “Meaningless”
05 – “Daddy”
06 – “Sex To Me”
07 – “Good Girl”
08 – “Sad Girl”
09 – “XOXO”
10 – “Oceans”
11 – “Sun Goes Down (Buddy)”
12 – “Romeo”
13 – “Je Quitte”