Shelia: As siblings, do you find it easy or hard to work with each other?
Karmina: 10x easier, because we know each other better than anyone else. We're not afraid to be honest, and we have communication and compromise down to a "t". Practice makes perfect.
Karmina: Ro-sham-bow...just kidding! Really, it depends. Usually the lead is decided by who wrote the song, but if we write a song together we take turns, or choose the voice that best fits the song.
Karmina: No because our personal lives are our music career! We make sure to do social things as often as we can, without having them take away from the music.
Karmina: It's different every time. Chord progressions usually inspire the beginning of a song--they set the tone and mood so that the lyrics and melody fall into place accordingly. HOWEVER, other times we might have a lyrical idea that we try to fit a progression to. Melody is key, but we hardly ever start with it. We work the melody until we're in love with it. Putting a song together is like making a crossword puzzle--there is a lot of backwards thinking.
Karmina: Radio tour, performances, photo shoots, practice, and much writing. We're working on writing our next "The Kiss".
Interview by Shelia M. Goss, entertainment writer and national best-selling author of My Invisible Husband, Roses are thorns, Violets are true and Paige's Web (www.sheliagoss.com).