An Interview With The Ladies of KARMIC All About Their Newest Music Including New Single ‘Warriors’!
Posted On 24 Apr 2018
“Warriors” is the latest single from the ladies of Karmic. Listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/thisiskarmic/warriors-final/s-lvoYd
The powerhouse ladies of Karmic debut a whirlwind of energy on their brand new single, “Warriors.” The electric-pop band comprised of vocalists Laura Baruch and Kylee Katch, featuring producers Samuel Murphy and Peter Kastner of Bad Owl Records are known for bending sounds and toeing the genre lines. Their music blends electro-dance beats and hooky pop melodies, infused with a fearless point-of-view that demands change and inspires positivity. Their wildly energetic music translates effortlessly to their live shows, which have taken them across the U.S. and Europe, including a recent stint in Germany and frequent performances at SoFar Sounds LA and Resident DTLA.
“Warriors,” is a quintessential female forward pop track that is both inspiring and determined. Their bold, blazing sound explodes in a cosmic energy that demands attention. It’s the perfect cacophony of sounds for a female empowerment anthem of this magnitude. From the pounding clap-and-stomp rhythm to their cheeky vocal aesthetic, there’s an intrinsically irresistible atmosphere of power and strength. It’s perfectly fitting for the message that encourages women everywhere to continue fighting for equal rights and demanding what they deserve; a can’t stop, won’t stop soundtrack to the female resistance. It’s fiery energy will leave you pumped and proud to be part of a society of fearless women, and more importantly, a community that is changing the world for the better.
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So how has 2018 been treating you all so far?
It’s been really good. After our Euro tour at the end of last year, we went straight into the studio and starting writing and recording our next singles.
What is one musical goal that you have for this year?
Just to write and record as much as possible. Also play as many shows as we can and plan our next tour.
Can you recall the moment when you all thought you could be in this band together?
When we all got into the studio and wrote our first song together. We worked so well with each other and it just started to flow. It’s been like that ever since.
Was it hard to come up with a name that you all thought fit your sound and who you are?
No. Laura actually thought of the name before we all got together. Lucky enough Karmic still fit our sound and what we are all about.
How do you think being from your hometown has influenced your sound and how you all carry yourselves in this group?
Well, we are all from different cities. Kyle and I are from Los Angeles. Sam is from Seattle, Washington and Peter from Klagenfurt, Austria. We were all influenced by different types of music and artists and you can kind of hear that in our music. We all have our own color that we put on to the canvas which gives us our own unique sound.
Let’s talk about your new single “Warriors.” Where did the inspiration for this track first come from?
We are definitely inspired by what’s going on around us and what’s happening in the world. One day in the studio this song just came out of us. Which makes sense since we do have a female fronted band and this movement is very important for us. We are very grateful to be apart of this revolution and hope that this song will spread the message world wide.
How do you think it prepares listeners for more music from this band?
That you never know what you’re gonna get from us but we will definitely make you feel good and want to dance.
What was it like putting your new album together?
We haven’t put together our album yet but we will in the near future. We are just focusing on singles right now.
Did anything surprise you about the overall process? Were there any unexpected challenges?
We are always surprised what comes out of us but that’s the fun part about making music. No not really. We have a really good vibe going right now and songs are just flowing out.
Do you have any upcoming spring and summer shows?
We have an outdoor show on May 12th with Eat See and Hear at Los Angeles Historical Park. We are playing before they screen the movie Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind, which fitting because it’s one of our favorite movies.
What has been a favorite show in the past?
Every show on our last tour was so magical. We played cities in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Seeing people actually sing our lyrics while we were playing was a total trip.
What do you think makes for an ideal show for Karmic?
Getting a really positive response from the audience.
Where do you think you are all happiest- in the studio recording new music, on stage performing or elsewhere?
We are happy anywhere as long as we get to play and write music.
How do you think being a musician and in this band gives you all the most joy in life today?
Being able to do what we love and spreading that positive energy across the world.
With everything going on in the world today, how do you think your music is a reflection of it all?
Like we said before, we are very inspired by what’s going on in the world and if we can help send a positive message and heal people though these hard times, then we are doing our job.
Do you find that the music being made today in general is reflecting these politically and culturally charged times?
We think artists can definitely make more of an effort to write more songs that will help change the world for the good. We work and are friends with with a lot artists doing that which is inspiring.
How important do you think social media has been to this band?
It’s hard to constantly keep up and post content but we know how important it is to be on all the platforms and it’s good way to keep our fans updated.
Who would you love to work with in the future?
FKA Twigs, Glass Animals, Kendrick, Anderson Pak and Haim.
Who are some of your favorite artists right now?
All of the above. Solange, Arcade Fire, Awalnation, Radiohead and SIA.
What do you think would be a dream collaboration for this group?
Rihanna! For even more girl power
What do you hope is the message of your music?
Positive, feel good, healing and relatable issues. We want our fans to be able to turn to us and know that they are gonna feel good after listening to our songs.
What do you hope people continue to take away from your songs?
We hope is moves them and makes them think. Makes them feel better if they are feeling low.