Karmin released the music video to their latest single ‘Hello’, the title track off Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan’s full-length debut album, out now on Epic Records. Amy and Nick teamed with Stargate, Autumn Rowe and Claude Kelly writing the song. Check out the Brian DeCubellis directed video, shot in China Town in Los Angeles, via VEVO below. View additional pictures from the video shoot after the cut.
Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan of Karmin have a unique chat with Chris K of The End 107.9 in Sacramento backstage after their performance at EndFest 2012. The duo talked about their ‘Good Morning America’ gig, having a brush with the Olympics during their London visit, how their music is being received in the UK, Amy having troubles with her hair at the airport, the story behind the single ‘Hello’ and having to postpone their wedding thanks largely to their music success.
On taking over the UK too:
Nick: That’s the plan. So far so good. They’re playing us a lot on the radio. It’s not even out until this coming week in the UK. So far so good.
Amy: We did a show and people were singing along, even to songs that aren’t.. I think the album drops in August, and they were singing and rapping along.
On Amy’s hairdo causing trouble at the airport:
I did go off at the airport. They had to pat me down.
On the single ‘Hello':
Nick: ‘Hello’ is our story pretty much, kinda told from Amy’s perspective.
Amy: We shot a video for it last week, it’s awesome. All I can say is that I’m riding a bike through Chinatown, rapping. ‘Brokenhearted’ was great obviously, but this one really tells our story. It starts out in Nebraska where I’m from, the second verse takes you to Boston where we met, and then it takes you to Hollywood which was this last year. It’s a very catchy number and there’s a lot of rapping.
On having to postpone the wedding:
We were gonna do 9-10-11, or September 10th of last year. They were numbers that were in order. That’s cool. It was literally ten days prior, and I didn’t even have a tux yet, and there were all these things coming. They asked us to play iheartradio music festival, there was shooting videos and doing all this and that. The scheduling and days just got less and less, so we wanted to do it the right way and really spend the right about of time and do it.
Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Pop duo Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan of Karmin were on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ recently, where they talked about Amy’s rap skills and their new sound on display with their debut album ‘Hello’.
On when Amy knew she could rap:
You know I didn’t really know coming from a small town in the midwest. I used to rap in the shower for fun just because it sounded good, but I never thought the rest of the world would appreciate it.
On their new sound, Nick said:
There’s a lot of big hip hop drums. It’s a very hip hop kind of pop inspired music. It’s a lot of big choruses a lot of big drums and of course a little big of rapping.
Watch the brief interview via YouTube below.
103.5 KTU in New York City caught up with Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan recently, where the pop duo and engaged couple talked about their relationship, if what brought them together were looks or music and Amy’s trademark retro hairstyle.
On planning a wedding, Nick joked:
We get separate rooms now. We don’t talk. Separate buses. Separate trailers… It’s very cool, but at the same time it can be a lot of work, but overall it’s very positive.
On if they first met for music or looks:
Nick: She was kind of like the hot new singer on campus. I’d say she was the hot singer, but also a hot singer. I was a trombone player. I wasn’t really that cool. I was at the d-bag table. We knew each other from a distance. That was it. We played a few shows together and that was all. Beginning of our sophomore year, we actually started dating.
Amy: So we’ve been together longer as a couple than as a musical group. It will be seven years this September.
On the hairstyle, Amy said:
This one is called a suicide roll. Sometimes I don’t wear it, but it is my favorite hairstyle. It’s from the 1940’s. There’s a tutorial on YouTube if you want to learn, just type in Karmin hairstyle and you’re good.
Watch it via KTU.com below.
Pop duo Karmin stop by Walmart Soundcheck Risers for an exclusive interview and performance of songs from their debut album ‘Hello’. Karmin is Boston-based duo Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan. The real-life couple met while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. Their debut album is called ‘Hello’. The pair talked about giving their debut album the ‘Hello’ title, the misperception that they were an overnight success, Amy being a wedding singer before this, having a whirlwind year, the story behind their single ‘Brokenhearted’ and incorporating rap into their music.
On their debut album ‘Hello’, Amy said:
We thought it was a great title for an album because we really wanted to introduce ourselves to the entire world after the whirlwind year that we had. They call us YouTube sensations now but the truth is it was the best platform. There’s like a billion people waiting to see cool videos.
On being labeled an overnight success, Amy said:
We’re like, it was like a year and (Nick) was working in a boxing gym. Not boxing but taking phone calls with the buzzer going off every three minutes every round.
On Amy’s prior job:
I was a wedding singer like Adam Sandler on the weekends. It was just a lot of work. It looks like it was easy, which is great, but I remember when we were excited to have 100 views.
On their busy year, Nick said:
The last 12 months have kind of been pretty ridiculous. We signed to Epic Records and just had our first #1, ‘Brokenhearted’, which was #1 on the Billboard dance charts last week.
On ‘Brokenhearted’, Nick said:
‘Brokenhearted’ is kind of based on when we first met. We were in Boston, it was the beginning of our sophomore year. It was at my friends house. We knew of each other but we hadn’t really had a full conversation yet. We ran into each other, we started talking, and we both got along brilliantly, like it was a too good to be true kind of thing. It’s kind of told from Amy’s perspective the next day kind of waiting for me to call.
Amy then interjected:
But you didn’t call, so I was brokenhearted. I mean, it was crazy, because we came from totally different circles. I was like goody two shoes, he was like a party animal. Jazz, trombone guy. We were shocked that we got along. When he didn’t call the next day I was like, hold on, I always get what I want. What’s going on here.
On rap being a big part of the record, Amy said:
We’re very into the urban sound, so there’s a ton of rapping. We actually asked our fans on the internet how much rap do you want on the album, and they said 50%. We were like, are you sure about that? Growing up in a conservative home in Nebraska, I wasn’t allowed to have CD’s with a parental advisory sticker. It was a bit no-no, but somehow I got a copy of Dr. Dre’s ‘Chronic’ 2001 album, and I was like this is amazing, how do I get myself into this lifestyle. Nowadays, there’s a lot of rap on the radio, and when we were doing the Karmin covers on YouTube, it was only natural that we cover Nicki Minaj, and here was Pitbull, and here was Ludacris, and Chris Brown’s ‘Look at Me Now’ came out, we were like let’s do it.
The interview at soundcheck.walmart.com has since been removed. Check out pictures from their appearance below the cut. (more…)
Karmin are out with the music video to their new single ‘Brokenhearted’, off the Brookline, Massachusetts pop duo’s debut studio album ‘Hello’, out May 8th on Epic Records.
Talking with Beatweek magazine about the music video concept, group member Nick Noonan described it as “She [Amy Heidemann] ran into a guy, who is me. She got along really well, didn’t expect to get along with somebody like that, then at the end of the night they exchanged numbers. The whole song is ‘Why didn’t you call me? Don’t leave me brokenhearted.’ She’s never really felt like this, she’s confused, she’s anxious. You think this guy might be a jerk, but then at the very end you figure out why he didn’t call.”
Watch the Marc Klasfeld directed video via YouTube below.