[PREMIERE] Charlotte Cardin’s new song is all about unwanted dirty thoughts
It’s safe to say we’ve all had unwanted dirty thoughts. Whether it be over your hot high school geometry teacher or your second cousin’s boyfriend, most of us have had sexual urges for people that we just couldn’t have.
French Canadian singer Charlotte Cardin knows exactly what that feels like and even wrote a song about it. Her latest single “Dirty Dirty” talks about having, well, dirty thoughts for a guy that’s totally into someone else. It’s a super relatable ballad and is def the anthem we’ll be listening to as we cry into a bowl of ice cream over the hot guy that sits next to us in pysch class. Check out the live video premiere of the song and our Q&A with Charlotte below.
The song talks about getting rid of “dirty thoughts” for a guy that has feelings for another girl. Was this written from real experience? If so, do you think that guy has any idea that it’s about him?
The song is not about anyone in particular, just about a feeling I had a few times as a teenager. I feel like a lot of other girls have had similar thoughts at some point as well!
I think we’ve all been in a situation where we still have sexual thoughts about someone we really need to move on from. What is the best advice you have for girls who may be in that same situation?
Listen to empowering music.
Who is one person that can always cheer you up when you’re going through heartbreak?
My sister is always the one I go to for any kind of advice. She’s the one who celebrates my victories with me and cheers me up when I need it.
How do you know when a guy is relationship material? What’s something a guy can do to win you over?
When he’s a good friend to start off with. I’m the one who usually wins them over! (laughs)
What about a deal breaker?
You’re about to go on a first date: What do you wear? What makes you feel comfortable and confident?
First dates are tricky because you never really know whether they’re actually a date or not. So simplicity is key.
If Dirty Dirty was the theme song for a tv show or in a commercial for a movie, what would it be and why?
A commercial for deep and delicious McCain frozen Cakes because who hasn’t had dirty thoughts about those?
What about If your life was set to a soundtrack, what kind of songs would be on it?
Jazzier tracks like “Sunday Kind of Love” by Etta James and beautiful alternative songs like “House of Cards” by Radiohead.
Do you ever get writers block when writing songs? If so, what is one thing that always re-inspires you?
I usually wait a few days to clear my mind whenever that happens. I also find that going out to see a live show is very inspiring at any time.
Would you ever want to write a song for another artist? If so, who would it be and why?
For Celine Dion because she is my ultimate idol and is simply perfect.
You’re on a road trip with a bunch of friends: What kind of music do you blast on the car ride?
Radiohead, James Blake, Elliott Smith, Jean Leloup and Shania Twain.
Lastly, I noticed your Instagram has a very vintage, eclectic feel to it. What’s one thing you hope people take away from you when they visit your page?
That they see my natural environment and don’t think I am different on Instagram than onstage or in real life.
Catch Charlotte on tour with Nick Murphy and her new EP “Main Girl” out September 8th.