Karmin, the definitely-maybe-soon-to-be-married pop duo of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, have officially made their Song of the Summer submission. And we dig.
The YouTube sensations struck a deal with Epic’s L.A. Reid back in 2011 and released their debut EP Hello last summer. Today, Karmin debuted “Acapella,” their first single from their upcoming album on Z100.
“‘Acapella’ was created almost exclusively with human voices,” says Amy. (Fitting, given the title.) Kudos to producer Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls for delivering an impressively full sound and booming bassline given the song’s “limited” instrumentation.
In “Acapella,” Amy sing-raps (as is, of course, tradition) about realizing that the rich dude she’s saddled up with is a total dud. It’s a ridiculously catchy and bouncy kiss-off jam, provided you don’t find a touch of wordplay cringe-inducing (“Thought he was gluten-free/But all I got was bread”).
If you’re a “Karminite,” you’ll dig Amy’s playful “falsetta” version of the song’s hook at the 2:43 mark. If not, you might scratch your head a little—but isn’t that kinda what Karmin’s going for?