Karmin - Brokenhearted

October 03, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Karmin are a duo consisting of engaged couple Amy Heideman and Nick (Louis) Noonan. They are a new duo to hit the charts and I can see them doing well in the next few years. Especially since this song managed to chart at number 6 in the UK. "Brokenhearted" was written by Karmin, John Hill, Claude Kelly, Henry Walter, Emily Wright and Richard Head. It kind of reminds me of a Nicki Minaj song and it's got the same sort of catchiness. They did well to get to the chart position in the UK for their first international single, and I'll be interested in seeing what chart positions their future singles get, I'm sure it'll be high.

This music video made me confused, I thought it was an average party music video, surprisingly after reading about it on a different website I was quite surprised to find out that there is a narrative, and the video is well constructed that you may not see it the first time. The fact that they have managed to do such a thing, as well as involve everything that is needed in a music video has definitely brought my initial rating upwards.

The video is based on how Amy and Nick first met, I like how you see 3 different times of the days, we see the present while they are rehearsing, we see what happened last night, and also the morning after and her waiting for a phone call that never comes.

We see from last night that Amy and Nick met at a party and seem to have a connection staying together all the time and having fun with one another, at the end of the night they exchange numbers. Amy then sings "See I've been waiting all day. For you to call me baby. So let's get up, let's get on it. Don't you leave me broken hearted tonight" during the chorus; and the video plays on that the next day. She is idling about waiting for a call from Nick, but she never receives one. Then in the present day while they are performing the song during rehearsals we find out at the very end that Nick is actually seeing someone and that is the reason to why he never called her.

Overall it's a catchy little song that is definitely worth the chart position it got in the UK. It's accompanying music video is definitely one of the best I've ever seen, it involves everything you need and manages to hide the narrative pretty well. I have never had to watch a music video for a 2nd time because I missed the narrative. I also like the fact that the performance is included in the narrative and that we get to see what went on in the last 2 days. I haven't got a bad thing to say about this and therefore I have no choice but to award this music video with the following rating.