Charlotte Cardin's 'The Kids' Tells a Dark Story of Childhood

Charlotte Cardin's 'The Kids' Tells a Dark Story of Childhood

Montreal electro-pop songstress Charlotte Cardin doesn't shy away from personal and emotionally vital lyrics, and 'The Kids,' off her second EP MAIN GIRL, is no different.

"'The Kids' is originally a song about children hearing their upstairs neighbors having violent fights," Cardin told us. "The video took this idea and pushed it further, making the song about a young kid raised by parents with substance abuse and in an unstable environment. He then grows up to be unstable and scarred by the terrible things he witnessed as a child. It's very dark, but also a truth lived by many."

See the striking visuals for "The Kids," premiering for the first time on PAPER, below:

After touring alongside BØRNS this month, Cardin will kick off a headlining US spring tour, dates below:


13 – Boston MA – Great Scott
14 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
18 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
20 – Chicago, IL – Schuba's
21 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room
23 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
26 – Victoria, BC – Biltmore
28 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Café
29 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir


1 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
4 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation
5 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

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