World-renowned singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin has teamed up with viral artist Lubalin for “Phoenix (Reprise),” a reinvented duet version of the track from her critically acclaimed debut album. It’s no coincidence that the two artists reunited for this single as Lubalin co-wrote the original song.
“Phoenix (Reprise) is probably my favorite version of this song that I worked with Charlotte on both the original and the cover. To me, it really has its own story that starts with the version that’s on Charlotte’s album. Before I became “TikTok famous” in late 2019, I met with Jason Brando at Cult Nation to play him some of my demos, including an early demo of Phoenix. At the time, I only had the chorus (“you told me, you loved me…”) and a basic beat with piano, 808s and drums. There were also the “oohs” that you hear in the quieter part before the last chorus. Jason asked me if he could play it for Charlotte. When I gave him the okay, I never thought anything would come out of it. A few weeks later, Charlotte recorded the song. The song was then chosen for the album. Not only that, but the album will be named after the song and will be the first track on the album. I’m still absolutely amazed at how it turned out,” says Lubalin.