Photo: Ned Siriyutwatana
THE STAGE IS HIS TRUE HOME
“Armed with a $50 drum machine, an acoustic guitar, and a piano, his soul visibly soars from his feet to his fingertips…”
- ADVOCATE ONLINE
“Cartier smolders with all the sanctified soulfulness of Reverend Al Green himself.”
- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
BEHOLD. HERE’S REASON FOR APPLAUSE!
- INTERVIEW MAGAZINE
HIS SINGING TRANSCENDS ALL MACHINERY
Cartier’s music is a new-wave–inspired tapestry of samples, drum loops and electrified choral effects. His singing transcends all machinery: a quavering wail whose growls, moans and falsetto leaps, wrenched from a wounded place, set him on a par with Annie Lennox. When he’s not putting on a lascivious tough-guy swagger, he’s a broken bird, pleading for love in the silent, cruel and cold night..."
- TIME OUT NEW YORK