Find Out How Karmin Come Up With Ideas For Songs (LINER NOTES)

Inspiration can come from anywhere, and you won't believe where these two look for it…

Welcome to another episode of LINER NOTES, our video interview series that profiles songwriters on their craft, discussing how they write lyrics and revealing the meanings behind some of the words.

In this episode of LINER NOTES, we sit down with Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan of pop-duo Karmin. The pair, who first rose to fame thanks to some seriously viral YouTube covers, are getting ready to release their first full-length LP later this month, and took the time to sit down with us to talk about their lyrics in our latest episode of Liner Notes.

Karmin's inception happened when Amy and Nick met at the famous music college Berklee in Boston. After forming a romantic relationship in school, the two of them decided to form a band, naming it after the latin word for song, "Carmen," (who knew?) with a slight spelling variation, of course. "How can we ruin our relationship? Let's be in a band!" teases Amy about the initial idea of working together musically. But the arrangement seems to be working out well for the duo, who are set to release their debut full-length album Pulses on March 25th.

How did they come up with the songs off their upcoming record Pulses? Nick says inspiration can come from anywhere, and proceeds to pulls out his phone to play us a melody he recorded while walking down the street. The strangest place the band gets inspired? It turns out that it's often in — get ready for this — the bathroom. Watch the interview in full to find out why.

Our exclusive LINER NOTES interview with Karmin:

UPDATE: We're bringing you a sneak peek at every lyric on Pulses. Check it out here.

For more LINER NOTES, check out some of our past interviews:

  • Bonnie McKee
  • Thirty Seconds To Mars
  • Empire Of The Sun
  • Satellite
  • The Band Perry
  • Emeli Sandé
  • Alicia Keys
  • Phoenix
  • Matt Pond
  • Kevin Rudolf

  • Pre-order Karmin's debut LP Pulses off iTunes today.

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