Rising star Charlotte Cardin brings us a new deluxe edition of her debut album “Phoenix“, preceded today by the new single, “Scorpio Season”
The new deluxe version from Cardin also includes the new original songs “You Lie You Die,” “Changing” and “Over Me,” all of which are B-sides initially written with the rest of Phoenix. Standout track “You Lie You Die” was originally intended to serve as an interlude, but after an hour-long writing session manifested into an entire song of its own. Other notable additions to Phoenix include a remix of “Passive Aggressive” by Johnny Goldstein (Black Eyed Peas, Galantis, Little Mix) and “C’est La Vie,” the latter of which features prominent French rapper Dinos. Also included in the deluxe edition is “Phoenix (Reprise),” a previously released duet between Cardin & Lubalin.
Charlotte shares, “Scorpio Season opens on October 22nd and runs all the way to November 21st. It is a season of mystery, intensity and emotion. It’s the most sensual time of the year, and the most confusing — we want intimacy, but we want clarity — what are we, where are we going, where is this going? As death and rebirth always go hand in hand, this song is about the necessary fatalities that Scorpio Season brings upon us all.”
The re-package debuts just ahead of Cardin’s highly anticipated 2021-2022 Charlotte Cardin North American Tour, with 21 dates already sold-out including Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre & opening night at New York’s Music Hall of Williamsburg.
She adds, “We wrote about fifty demos for the initial Phoenix album. Out of the batch, we picked thirteen to tell the story we wanted to tell with this first record. As much as we loved the other tracks, we couldn’t fit all of them on there. But ever since we released the album, the response has been so positive that I wanted to give back to my ever so supportive fans by extending the Phoenix era a little longer. I went back to those first demos that I loved and chose to work on the ones that were particularly special to me for this release. I hope they will be special to you as well.”
Cardin also recently released a pair of exclusive Spotify Singles, paying tribute to Amy Winehouse’s “Back 2 Black” along with a mesmerizing French reprise of Phoenix standout “XOXO.”
The release simultaneously sparked a whirlwind two-year journey around the globe that saw Cardin support the likes of Nick Murphy and BØRNS, in addition to selling out headline shows on multiple continents and gracing the stages of festivals such as Bonnaroo, Osheaga & Festival d’Été de Québec (as a special guest of Sting and Peter Gabriel).