It’s been nearly three years since Karmin uploaded their cover of Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now” to the Web. More than 600 live shows, three Billboard hit singles and close to a billion collective views on YouTube later, the duo have finally released their full-length album, Pulses.
While the group’s Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan feel amazing about dropping their debut LP, the duo say they’ll be a lot more excited about their accomplishment after getting some well-deserved rest.
“I think the emotion for me right now is exhaustion,” Amy told MTV News. “I’m really tired.”
“We’re running on eight hours of sleep for the last three nights,” Nick chimed in. “Once we sleep, I think we’re going to be like, ’Oh, our album came out this week.’ ”
Another way the pair expressed their emotions over the big release was through Emojis. When asked what character best embodied the moment, Nick opted for the clinking beer mugs while Amy went for her go-to: the smiling face with heart-shaped eyes.
“She always uses that one,” Nick shared, laughing.
Even though they’re celebrating now, it hasn’t been the smoothest journey for the pair, and that helps set the tone for their body of work.
“There [have] been a lot of ups and downs, so we thought that Pulses was the perfect theme for the album,” Amy explained. “There is a lot of honesty, there [are] a lot of tracks that are really sad, and then there’s also your good old party songs.”