Five Minutes With: Vancouver-based Contemporary Pop Artist Kristin Carter

A choir girl-turned-contemporary troubadour, Vancouver’s Kristin Carter brings dynamic vocals, thoughtful lyricism, and an empowering message to her artistry in a way that inspires audiences to move, feel, and connect.

Originally from White Rock, Kristin Carter grew up listening to a genre blend of greats like Shania Twain and Faith Hill, and rich, soulful vocalists like Beyoncé and Celine Dion. Drawn to choir at age of 5, Kristin used the timeless vocal practice to train her voice as an instrument for over 15 years until – after a university education took her to Halifax and back – she found inspiration for writing music on her daily Vancouver commute.

Following an initial breakthrough, which earned her a Top 20 Canadian radio single and over 3.8 million digital streams, Kristin recalibrated through a period of recognition, introspection, and personal growth.

Kristin has now unveiled the ambitious 12-song album, “Full Bloom”, a contemporary-leaning pop project that invokes an artistry that distinctly captures her continued curiosity, passion, and feelings about the human experience.

Kristin Carter
Photo by: Liz Rosa


Kristin Carter


Contemporary Pop


1993 🙂

# of Albums:


Latest Album:

“Full Bloom” – it’s my debut, a garden of songs.

Latest Single:

“Lazy Sunday”

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Probably Celine Dion. I also listened to a ton of Disney soundtracks.

Favourite musician now:

Cynthia Erivo. I think she’s one of the best singers on the planet. Also love Adele and still love Celine Dion.

Guilty pleasure song:

“Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus and I honestly don’t even feel that guilty about it. That song is amazing. I’d put “The Climb” in there too, and I also don’t feel that guilty about that one, either.

Live show ritual:

Drinking lots of throat coat tea beforehand. It calms me down and makes my voice feel ready.

Favourite local musician:

Amanda Sum. I’m really loving her stuff. She’s so original and authentic to herself. I would encourage everyone to watch her beautiful, thought-provoking video for “Different than Before”.

EP or LP?

LP – I love listening to a full-length album from front to back. It’s like having a 3-course meal. You get a little bit of everything and it all ties in together.

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird! At least I try to be. The world is a bit quieter in the morning, so I get more things done. I’m definitely not a night owl, not since I turned 30 at least. I can’t remember the last time I was up past 2am.

Road or studio?

Studio – I love creating and recording. It’s my favourite part about being an artist.

Any shows or albums coming up?

I just released my debut album called “Full Bloom”. It’s available on all streaming platforms and to buy online on my website. I’m really ecstatic to have this one out in the world. It’s a sonic garden of human experiences. All the highs and the lows that make up a life.

Where can we follow you?

Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | SpotifyTikTok

Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Casereccio! This place is so good. I eat here several times a month. It’s a hidden gem in Kits with a few tables but they also do take out. Catch Maria in the back making the fresh pasta.

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Main Street. I love the vibe here. It’s fun, casual and unique. Lots of different places to try and explore. Mural Festival has made this area an open-air museum.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Jericho Beach. It’s tranquil here. There is so much wildlife as well. It’s my go-to place for a walk. The mountains, the ocean, and a city view? Can’t get much better than that.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

Guilt and Co. They feature a ton of local acts there. Very cool, moody space and I love that they champion local performers all the time.

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Dandelion Records & Emporium! They have such a unique collection there and I love that they support local artists and bands. Definitely check them out over in East Van.