Each of the 12 songs corresponds to an astrological sign, with the title position taken up by “Pure Imagination,” in which Karmin’s own verses are affixed to the chorus and bridge of the “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” song.“Leo is actually a childlike, imagination-based sign,” says Heidemann.Since 2010, American pop duo Karmin aka Amy Noonan and Nick Noonan have been serenading fans with their unique takes on chart-topping hits.Nicholas Louis "Nick" Noonan is a member of the pop duo Karmin with Amy Heidemann, his fiancée.Nick usually does the rhythm, plays instruments, and sings the harmonies for Karmin.Every band aspires to make the cover of Rolling Stone.But quirky pop duo Karmin has fittingly found its way to the magazine’s rarely utilized back cover (where ads usually run) in a special issue hitting newsstands Friday.We’ll be dating for 11 years on 9th September, and our next album comes out on the same day, so that’s cool. But we just left our label and signed with a new one, an indie label with Sony and they let us do our thing. It takes me an hour to learn the song like, I try to study and learn it the way the artiste did it, then we kinda try to put our own interpretation and flavour to it.
After that, I just felt total trust from them creatively.”Noonan agrees.And lucky us, got to meet with them just this afternoon real quick for an exclusive one-on-one interview.Here’s what went down: Welcome to Malaysia and congratulations on getting married! We’re actually celebrating our 11th year anniversary, not marriage but dating.“One of the biggest things we wanted to do was to get rid of the Auto-Tune,” she says.The result is a bracing new directness to her vocals that scrubs away the candy coating of earlier hits.“I was watching him and Amy go back and forth when they were playing that,” he says. It was so much energy.”Moments like that seem to have justified Karmin’s decision to jump ship from Epic.