Leo Rising (2016) is the second studio album from pop duo, Karmin, set to be released on September 9, 2016. So far, five singles have been released including "Sugar", "Yesterday", "Along The Road", "Didn't Know You", and "Come With Me (Pure Imagination)" and the promotional single with rapper Watsky, "No Flex Zone (Remix)"
Following the commercial failure of their debut effort, Pulses, Karmin was dropped from Epic Records. Karmin released the lead single from Leo Rising on October 8, 2014, "Sugar". The Karmin project was then known as 100 until it was confirmed the album would be called Leo Rising. For Billboard, Amy Heidemann says: "We never really had the opportunity to try and do anything alone, just the two of us. Nick is producing now, so it's a hundred percent Karmin, there's no denying that, and I think it's long overdue," while Nick Noonan says "We developed amazing relationships that we would not have today without them, they gave us the radio start. But we just felt it was a different thing [musically] from what they thought it was." "We were hungry to try a more musically honest approach. We wanted to be a little bit nerdier than we think they had hoped," Heidemann adds. The album concept involves astrology and zodiac signs; each song on the album is assigned to a sign. The album will be released September 9, 2016 along with a deluxe edition.
"No Flex Zone" (Remix)", with rapper Watsky, was released as a promotional single from Leo Rising on September 26, 2014. It is unknown whether or not it will be on the album.
"Sugar" was released on October 8, 2014. An acoustic version was released on November 11, 2014. Two music videos was released for the song. The first was directed by Stewart Yost and has more than one millions of views on YouTube. The second was too directed by Yost and shows the duo watching the fans.
"Yesterday" released on October 24, 2014, while it acoustic version was on November 11. The music video was released on November 4, 2014.
"Along the Road" was released on March 24, 2015. The music video was directed by Stewart Yost and released in same day of the song release.
"Didn't Know You" was released on May 6, 2015 in the Karmin app. The music video was filmed in early May 2015.
Track Listing Edit
- Dance With You (Aries)
- Sugar (Taurus)
- Didn't Know You (Gemini)
- No Suitcase (Cancer)
- Come With Me (Pure Imagination) [Leo]
- Everything (Virgo)
- Along The Road (Libra)
- Can't Live (Scorpio)
- Blame It On My Heart (Sagittarius)
- Save Me Now (Capricorn)
- Easy Money (Aquarius)
- I Got You (Pisces)
- Love Is Louder [Bonus Track]