Listen Up - Karmin
I promised I would write about Karmin some more, and I don’t intend to let y’all down.
The duo (made up of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, who are actually an engaged couple) are allllllllll pop, and so that’s why we like them. Also, they have done things on their own, they weren’t just scooped up and created one day by a huge company. Karmin has been around since 2010 (ok, not that long ago), becoming famous on YouTube for their covers of other popular songs. That really seems to be the way to make it big these days, doesn’t it? Why bother writing your own songs anymore when you can just slightly rework some already famous ones, get a few millions views, and grab the attention of some A&R people? Seems good to me.
Anyways, Karmin are from Brookline, Mass, which is about three stones throws away from where I am sitting right now. I am a huge Bostonian in many sense of the word, and I always represent my hometown. The fact that a pop duo from Boston are starting to make it big right now is just about my dream come true.
The group first got their name out there last year with the song “Crash Your Party”, which made it all the way to #36 on the Hot Pop Songs Billboard chart. Not exactly terribly high, but it doesn’t hurt as a first-out-of-the-gate type of thing.
The song is catchy little tune with a fun “ahh-ah ah-ah” in the verses and…ok, I don’t know how to write all those sounds, but you get it.
They are really finding their big break with their current single, “Brokenhearted”, which I can’t stop singing and will obviously be on my list of favorite songs at the end of this year.
I <a href="http://popbangboom.blogspot.com/2012/03/new-music-karmin.html">already wrote</a> about “Brokenhearted”, and I wasn’t going to play it again, but why not? Also, now they’ve released a music video for it, and this is a great way to kill several birds with this big poptastic stone.
As I mentioned, the covers are what helped get Karmin where they are now (including winning them an American Music Award for “New Media Honoree”), so let’s hear some.
Pretty cool, huh? I think they are so cute and fresh and down to earth and just…I think they are completely not mainstream pop, but if they make it, they could really show some people in the business how to be.
Oh, there’s one more reason why I realllllly like Karmin.
His name is Nick Noonan.
Sure, some guys are devastatingly beautiful and perfect bodies and blah blah, but give me an adorable, sweet pop boy any day of the week.
I love you Nick Noonan I MEAN KARMIN.
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