Karmin goes home for the holidays in their new video for “Sleigh Ride,” which they recorded for Coach. The duo shows off their holiday swag in the latest winter fashions styled by Rachel Zoe as they perform the festive tune in a red-and-white room.
Amy rocks a fur hat as she rotates in a red sleigh, while Nick plays the trombone. The lights go down and the disco balls come out for Amy’s rap verse. And of course, there are plenty of presents.
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Giddy up! Just in time for the holiday season, Karmin puts a whole new twist on The Ronettes’ Christmas classic “Sleigh Ride.” The funky remix gets a makeover for 2012, complete with a rap verse from Amy and vocals from her fiancé Nick. The duo also shot a video for the record, which is being used in Coach’s holiday campaign.
“We were looking for one that we thought nobody had done or over-covered and then we also wanted to find one that we could put our little Karmin reggae twist with rapping on. And that was the one that worked,” Amy told Ryan Seacrest of their song selection.
The YouTube sensations will release their full-length debut in 2013 and have plans to put out a Christmas album, just not this year. Karmin will also ring in the new year with a performance on “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve.”
Karmin has come a long way since posting their covers of Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown on YouTube. The swag-pop duo, consisting of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, show a darker, more mysterious side in the video for “Hello,” the title track off their Epic Records debut.
Amy raps as she bikes through Chinatown on her Beach Cruiser, changing into a black trench coat when she hits the town at night. Nick shaves off his hair before scooping up his fiancée in his classic car.
Swag-pop duo Karmin heads to Chinatown in the colorful video for the title track off their Epic Records debut Hello. Amy Heidemann, who is currently up against Rita Ora for Rolling Stone‘s “Women Who Rock” cover, trades in her suicide roll for a bun, while her fiancé Nick Noonan picks up the scissors and chops off his locks.
Catch a sneak peek before the full video premieres August 7 on VEVO.
Karmin beamed some sunshine on late night with their peppy performance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” The colorful couple delivered their catchy single “Brokenhearted” off their Epic Records debut Hello. Amy flexed her rhyming skills as Nick held down the keys. Feel the good vibes.
Karmin brings the crazy in the video for “I Told You So.” The swag-pop duo, whose Epic Records debut Hello arrives today, goes from YouTube to the insane asylum in the clip, directed Brian DeCubellis of MTV Scratch. Amy stars as a mental patient, flipping some spastic rhymes over the hip-hop beat, while Nick plays her doctor.
“It kinda pays homage to [Chris Brown's] ‘Look at Me Now,’” Amy told Rap-Up TV. “It’s got some fast rhyming in it and a catchy Middle Eastern-sounding chorus with trombones, but the music video is set in a 1950s psych ward, so you can only imagine what went down.”
It’s hard not to love Karmin. The swag-pop duo, comprised of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, became a viral sensation with their rap-sung covers of popular hip-hop hits including “Look at Me Now” and “6 Foot 7 Foot” before grabbing the attention of L.A. Reid, who signed them to Epic Records.
On the eve of their major label debut Hello, the quirky twosome sat down with Rap-Up TV (on a piano, no less) to discuss how they got into hip-hop, meeting Kanye West, taking inspiration from Nicki Minaj, and their embrace by the hip-hop community.
The engaged couple, who met at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, recalled their encounter with Kanye, who was interested in signing them to G.O.O.D. Music. “Meeting our idol Kanye was surreal,” said Amy, who calls My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy her favorite rap album. “We kinda talked about our songwriting and recording process and it turns out they’re very similar creatively.”
Another superstar they’ve met is Nicki Minaj, whose song “Super Bass” they covered on YouTube with The Roots’ ?uestlove. “I have a huge girl crush on her,” admitted Amy. “She’s one of the people who inspired me to jump into it and start rapping.”
One of the highlights of their career so far has been performing at the 2011 BET Awards. “Amy secretively wants to be a black person,” joked Nick, while his other half added, “Being embraced by the hip-hop community is just priceless.”