â€œThe Kissâ€ is the self-titled opener to this pop starâ€™s latest EPs. â€œThe Kissâ€ has a sound that seems like a moreÂ mature version of early Hilary Duff. There are hints of artists like Kelly Clarkson present in Karminaâ€™s overall approach. The instrumentation works well in highlighting all the right places during â€œThe Kissâ€, but does not experiment or come forth with a sound that has been heard before. Individuals that are trying to find a new easy listening meets pop (adult contemporary) type of sound should look into Karmina, but if individuals are looking for ways that the pop genre can be expanded, this is not the disc that they should pick up. â€œFreeâ€ varies up the style that individuals should expect from Karmina, coming in with a slower tempo.
The chorus goes back to the slightly faster style of â€œThe Kissâ€, but the song rapidly shifts back to the more introspective and emotional sound. Given the right amount of publicity, any of the songs off of this EP will make it onto the pop rotation of major radio stations. â€œStayâ€ brings in a little bit of folk music, and while the vocals link well with â€œThe Kissâ€ and â€œFreeâ€, it sees as if Karmina is operating from a much different set of influences here. For eir full length, I would like to hear more variation of this style. It keeps the EP interesting and will give listeners the energy that they need to go forth and listen to the rest of the album. â€œThe Whoa Songâ€ begins the ending of the EP, and it blends the two distinct styles previously heard on the disc. The funky bassy sound of the synthesizer is another interesting addition, and the chorus will draw fans in by the bushel. Keep an eye on Karmina; ey will be the next big pop star.
Top Track: The Whoa Song