Karmina – The Kiss EP
CBS Records (9/4/07)
There’s something really pretty about Karmina’s music. They remind me of a pop-version of The Kinleys from years ago, twin sisters who had a country hit in the late ’90s with “Please”. Karmina is also composed of sisters, Kelly and Kamille, with a fierce bio on their site, not to mention their five-track EP, The Kiss, which is impressive. The EP borrows some Shakespeare, intertwined with their own words and instrumentals:
“Palm to palm, let lips do what hands do / They pray / Is it a sin to do what we want to? / Don’t care where we’ve been / Give me my sin again”
What I love about these girls is they don’t have any limits to their musical capacity and crave the creative process. Their music is what it is, “Free” is what Avril Lavigne would sound like if she did true pop with a mix of Wilson Philips. “Stay” is gorgeous, is lyrically divine and would be a good radio single for them. “The Whoa Song” has a nice layer affect, flirting with a more pop-rock sound, and this song would be the real head-turner if one was exposed to them for the first time at a local show. This new act on the new record label, CBS Records, are certainly one to watch out for.