There is a full-blown jam sesh in effect here in Nyack, New York thanks to the duo Karmin! A few days ago they debuted their new video for Hello and– I don’t know where I was– but I’m here with them right now. This song is all things fun and infectious, and I really wish I could stop listening to it. Okay, admittedly, I did stop listening for a second because I had to figure out who these guys were and they’ve been around for a little while. Some of you may remember the duo/couple from their single Brokenhearted, but they’ve also got a few well-known hip-hop covers, some of which they performed at the 2011 BET Awards. Anyway, once I found their Lil Wayne 6 Foot 7 Foot cover, I got lost in a YouTube vortex, which included (thankfully) the discovery of an amaaaazing Frank Ocean cover. Checkie out inside!
Oh, and about that Karmin song– how fun was that? The Chinatown setting for the vid was so perfect and I’m really feeling the singer Amy Heidemann; when I squint I see Chloë Sevigny, which is always a good thing. I was also really impressed by the fact that the lyrics are well-written, even as they maintain the totally fun, pop aspect of the song. DirectLyrics hooked it up:
I will break it down for you and get a lil’ diva
Slaying on a prayer, on the record grim reaper
Running on thermometer, and yep I got a fever
Hi konichiwa, very nice to meet ya
Good times, good times. Here’s Karmin covering Lil Wayne and Corey Gunz back in the day:
And special thanks to PITNBr aubrey, who reminded me that this one should def go up:
And since one good cover leads to the search for more, this duo happened (they start with Drake, but the Frank Ocean part really heats up):
Y’all don’t understand! I tried my best to harmonize with them when they got to Thinkin Bout You. Not sure how it panned out in reality, but in my fantasies we sounded crazy good. And that’s all that matters.
Okay, so that’s my impromptu infectious new music round-up! Any Karmin fans in the building?