Karmin's single "Broken Hearted" is one of the breakout songs of the past few months, but it appears that some of their fans are confused by one particular lyric in the song. It seems that when lead singer Amy Heidemann sings "Cheerio!," fans think she's singing about breakfast cereal.
When asked to confirm that many fans mistake Amy's use of the word, which is British slang for "goodbye," for the name of those tasty General Mills whole-grain "O's," Amy and her bandmate and fiance Nick Noonan say, "Oh, yeah! Absolutely!" with Nick adding, "We should definitely work on a sponsorship for that. I mean, that's just free advertising!"
So why did Amy decide to put a piece of British slang -- which is barely even used in England these days -- into the lyrics of a song about waiting in vain for a guy to call you? It all has to do with the fact that the lyrics are describing a desperate and depressing situation. "It means goodbye, or like we say here, 'Peace out,'" Amy explains, "So I wanted to...like, [lyrically] jump out of the situation, and I think a cool way of saying that is, 'Cheerio! Peace out!'"
"Broken Hearted" was inspired by the first time Amy ever met Nick, at a college party. She really did wait for for him to call her, but unlike in the video for the song, the reason he didn't isn't because he was seeing another girl. "I'm not that cool," laughs Nick. "I think I waited a couple of days. And then we saw each other again...at the same house, at another party. So I think we were both waiting to kinda, like, reconnect and see what was going on, y'know?"
Luckily, the two did reconnect, in a major way. The engaged couple say they'd love to get married, but their schedules are way too busy right now so they're putting the wedding off for a while.
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