Where in the world is Karmin…?

February 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

A couple years ago, Steve and I were introduced to the YouTube channel of the duo Karmin, Nick and Amy, who met at Berklee College of Music in Boston. They are extremely talented musicians, and we became infatuated with their cover songs:

What we love the most about them is their pure talent, great voices, unique style (she can rap!) and their fun personalities. As they say on their website, “Simplicity is the key with this music!” About a year or so ago, they were on Ellen, and we started to think and hope they’d make it big soon.

So you can only imagine our excitement when we heard they’d be on SNL a couple weeks ago. “Finally!” we thought. Their time had come. And, Adele just swept the Grammy’s with her simple style of good, pure musical talent, so we thought the timing was right for their SNL debut. We could not have been more disappointed. In their SNL performances, they had an entire band, and it was hard to decipher just who made up the musical guest called Karmin. What happened to the performances we’d seen on YouTube and on Ellen? What happened to the simplicity of just appreciating their musical talent? These two musicians are so talented, they do not need distractions like other pop artists. I couldn’t help but be disappointed and feel like our little band Karmin had become sell-outs.

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