Karmin are a new group - a duo, actually. Their songs are in the dance-rock genre, and Amy Heidemann's voice navigates the poppy, rocky, and hip-hoppy nuances of this song perfectly. A top 20 hit in the US earlier this year, it is their biggest hit to date.
They now have a 2nd single climbing the charts. Again, you can see and hear the Nicki Minaj influence, but this even gets a little hip hoppier than she does! Another aspect of this group that helps, especially in video, is the fact that the group is actually an engaged couple. You can see their chemistry in this video.
Those of you who read both of our blogs will be getting an extra special Karmin treat tomorrow. Before they were big hitmakers, they were best known for their covers.
Update: They made the cover of the Rolling Stone!!! Congratulations to them!
Also, you should check out our three-part covers series over on the other blog, Totally Covered: Parts 1, 2, and 3 are all there, and now I think I need to do a special Part 4.