Karmin’s New Song “Hello”: Idolator Premiere

Insanely cute pop couple Karmin have built up quite a following over the past year — not to mention scored a sizable chart hit with their bouncy jam “Brokenhearted” — and now the duo’s fans are looking forward to their major label debut LP Hello, which arrives next week (May 8). Quite simply, Karmin chose the title “because it’s our introduction album,” they noted on Twitter.

But while you wait for the record to drop, we’ve got a special treat in the form of its title track, “Hello”, which you can greet by clicking play after the jump!

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“Hello” was co-written by Karmin’s Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, Claude Kelly (who co-wrote Karmin’s “Brokenhearted”) and Stargate‘s Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen. Stargate, who you know from whipping up chart-topping hits like Rihanna‘s “What’s My Name”, Wiz Khalifa‘s “Black And Yellow” and Katy Perry‘s “Firework”, also produced the track.

In fact, we dig that “Hello” contains similar other-worldly synths to those in “What’s My Name”, but also manages to maintain that distinct Karmin edge. “Racetrack, two legs / Hollywood, big break / suck it up, intake / let me tell you how it happened real quick,” Amy raps on the autobiographical tune.

You can purchase Karmin’s “Hello” here. Do you think the song will be a big hit for Amy and Nick? Let us know below, or by hitting us up on Facebook and Twitter!

  • Marie Yablonskaya

    Hello Hello Hello
    All I can think about. :D

  • Dan

    While I don’t entirely hate the song, I don’t like it as much as Brokenhearted and Crash Your Party. I really hope they don’t go in this direction. :/

  • Jamie Vaughn

    I love this song! I’m so glad that Amy is getting back to rapping, and I love that this is some rap that I can listen to in the car with my kids!

  • Cheese

    Did nikki get surgery

  • chris

    Does this sample Smashing Pumpkins with the “hello hello” thing?

  • Brittany Brave

    Love the title track. Karmin’s music always cheers me up and gets me in a great mood. The video for Brokenhearted is great!

  • Sara

    So. Catchy. Can’t resist Brokenhearted! When I first heard their covers I never knew I’d be such a fan, but now I’m planning on picking up Hello the minute it drops tomorrow.

  • amber

    Brokenhearted and Hello on repeat until the entire album drops TOMORROW!

  • adamcmr

    Just bought “Hello” and am loving every minute of it! Karmin is irresistibly catchy. I saw them on SNL and had to hear more.

  • dallas daniel hessler junior

    i hope they continue

  • bmocon13

    Karmin’s new album is going to be off the chain. It may even destroy the entire chain. It may rewrite pop music as we know it. Or it will just be really good. Either way, Brokenhearted is awesome.

  • Jerry

    Great song. “Brokenhearted” got my interest piqued but this sealed it. Downloading the rest of the “Hello” album now.

  • Jen

    Brokenhearted is by far my favorite. How could you not love their video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8cbak34DR0