Monday, October 24, 2016

Alice's Last Halloween (Zanncraft Remix)

▶ Bandcamp Download: Click here to purchase!

"Come hear the awesome reggae ska remix of Alice's Last Halloween!!!! Remixed by Zanncraft! Come and get it while it's hot, haunted and oh yeah, free! Consider it our special Halloween treat to you!" ~ Carly 

Artist: Candy Apple Blue 
Song: Alice's Last Halloween (ft. Nick Bramlett)
Alexander Storm Mgmt.
© & ℗ 2015 Mrix Muzik Records

Special Remix by Zanncraft

Original Version: https://youtu.be/CRYo49YPC9g

Vocals performed by Nick Bramlett
Trombone performed by Bradley Schmidt
Theremin performed by Erich Zann

Candy Apple Blue:
http://www.candy-apple-blue.com/
https://www.facebook.com/candyappleblue
https://twitter.com/CandyAppleBlue

Nick Bramlett:
https://www.facebook.com/TheNickBramlett
https://twitter.com/NickBramlett

Alice's Last Halloween was composed in the key signature of Ebm Minor.

lyrics

“Alice's Last Halloween” 
© 2015 MRIX MUZIK (ASCAP) 
All Rights Reserved. Words & Music by 
Carly Emerick and Hoyt Emerick 

Verse One: 
She looked like an older version of Bette Davis or Liz Taylor 
Yeah she could have been a movie star 
but in this town no one gets too far 
It was 1982, I was probably seven then, 
We lived in a little town called Monongahela 

Chorus: 
It was Alice's last Halloween 
I saw the knife and I heard her scream 
The neighborhood was an angry mob 
A museum of the macabre 

Alice's last Halloween 
A wicked witch with an evil scheme 
Now children of the Mon Valley 
are haunted by the ghost of Mrs. Crowley 

Verse Two: 
A cold night in late October carving pumpkins on All Hallows Eve 
I was dressed as Bozo the Clown 
Trick or tricking as the sun went down 
She was passing out home baked goods, to the children of the neighborhood 
It was a night that I'll always remember 

(Repeat Chorus) 

Verse Three: 
Found a needle in my candy apple, broken glass in my Hershey's bar 
My sister Helen found a razor blade in the cookies that Alice made 
The word spread like wildfire, urban legend turned living hell 
What exactly happened that night, Alice never lived to tell 

(Repeat Chorus) 

Ad-Lib: 
Alice's last Halloween, ghosts and goblins kill the queen. 
Alice's last Halloween, Alice's last Halloween 

The composition presented here is protected by copyright © under the law (title 17, US Code) and is exclusively owned by Mrix Muzik Publishing.

Tags: "Halloween Music", Spooky, Reggae, Ska, Haunted, Trick or Trick, Candy, Story Song

Additional information:

Alice's Last Halloween is based off of a screenplay that Hoyt and I started writing 10 years back but never finished. So we found it only fitting, being songwriters at heart, that we try to tell you the story in a 4 and a half minute pop song!

It's a story song about an urban legend, that we heard as kids, that Halloween candy can sometimes be tampered with in order to cause harm to those who eat it.  All of this is centered around a character we created named Alice Crowley. 
~  Carly xoxo

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Candy Apple Blue, Juno Dreams and Nick Bramlett Come Together For An Awakening!

Candy Apple Blue & Juno Dreams - Awakening (feat. Nick Bramlett)
Official Music Video

▶ iTunes: http://bit.ly/Awakening--iTunes
▶ Spotify: http://bit.ly/Awakening-Spotify
▶ Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/Awakening-Bandcamp
▶ GooglePlay: http://bit.ly/Awakening-GooglePlay

Music video by Candy Apple Blue and Juno Dreams featuring Nick Bramlett performing Awakening. ©2016 Mrix Muzik Records ©2016 A Fading Brunette™ Film.

Artist: Candy Apple Blue & Juno Dreams
Song: Awakening (ft. Nick Bramlett) 
Album: Powers Activate!
Alexander Storm Mgmt. 
© & ℗ 2016 Mrix Muzik Records 

Written, arranged, produced, engineered and
mixed by Juno Dreams & Candy Apple Blue 

Lead vocals performed by Nick Bramlett 
Background vocals performed by Carly Emerick and Hoyt Emerick

Mastered by Mike Marsh
http://www.mikemarshmastering.co.uk/
(i.e. Erasure "Wonderland", Pet Shop Boys "So Hard" & Capital Cities "Safe and Sound")

Music video shot, directed & edited by Carly Emerick. 
A Fading Brunette™ Film, LLC.

Film footage was shot on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 on location at Century III Mall, in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania.

Theme: Desolate footage of Nick in abandoned spaces.

Carly used true vintage 1986 Special Effects Filters by Polaroid Spectra System during filming. (Including the Red Center Spot Filter 'F102', the Multi-Image 3 Filter 'F104' and the Multi-Image 5 Filter 'F105'.) These filters can be scene being removed from the camera lens at the 3:37 mark, to prove that this effect wasn't done with modern day plug-ins. 
 
Some fun facts: 
"Century 3 Mall opened in 1979. It was a booming and happening place in the 1980's and into the mid 1990's. It is now considered a "dead mall" and has very few stores left inside that are in operation. We did try to film some video footage inside the mall but were stopped by mall security and were told that we were not allowed to film inside the mall without prior written consent. It all worked out though to our advantage as we got some pretty cool usable outside footage. I remember going to that mall as a kid and always felt that the parking lot garage architecture was awesome. (If not a little scary.) I didn't realize until adulthood just how strange and unique it was. It was a good place to start filming."  ~ Carly Emerick

More about the music video:
"It's creamy and dreamy with purple and pink hues and it looks like it was shot on real film. The video opens with Nick running and closes with Nick walking. It's an artistic metaphor to represent that the actor is no longer running from himself. Nick was, as always, a dream to work with. I love this music video. I am very proud of it." ~ Carly Emerick

Additional YouTube thumbnail graphics designed by Jagger Naughton http://www.jaggernaughton.com/

Candy Apple Blue would like to thank Juno Dreams for being open to collaboration. Here's to the next one!

ISRC: US-HM2-16-96951
UPC: 190394874926
ISWC: T-918.568.266-0
Release Date: 09/28/2016
Record Label: Mrix Muzik Records
Record Label Abbr: MXMK

Audiophile / Audio Enthusiasts / High-Fidelity FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC or Ogg Vorbis 24bit file formats are available here:
http://bit.ly/Awakening-Bandcamp

Candy Apple Blue:
http://www.candy-apple-blue.com/
https://www.facebook.com/candyappleblue
https://twitter.com/CandyAppleBlue

Juno Dreams:
https://soundcloud.com/juno-dreams
https://junodreams.bandcamp.com/releases
https://bit.ly/JunoDreams-YouTube

Nick Bramlett:
https://www.facebook.com/TheNickBramlett
https://twitter.com/NickBramlett

Music Genre: synthwave, retrowave, 80s, synthpop, pop, new retro, electronic, electropop, new retro wave, dreamwave

lyrics

“Awakening” 
© 2016 MRIX MUZIK (ASCAP) Juno Dreams Music (SOCAN)
All Rights Reserved. Words & Music by 
Carly Emerick, Hoyt Emerick & Juno Dreams

Verse One: 
I want a love that will consume me
So magical that it transcends the hands of time
A crystal clear divine intention
With a look in my eyes, you could read my mind

Lead In:
Passion ignites an eternal flame
Oil on canvas in a golden frame
I want a love, I want a love
Booming and loud like the sound of thunder
knowing just when to pull me up from under
I want a love, I want a love

Chorus: 
The love I've always tried to find
is awakening from deep inside, I feel it
awakening, awakening, awakening 
awakening, awakening, awakening 

Verse Two: 
I want to melt away the hours
A cerebral evolution of the conscious mind
The bridge to paradise, majestic
Where destiny, time and fate collide

Lead In 2:
Passion ignites an eternal flame
Oil on canvas in a golden frame
I want a love, I want a love
Adulation for so long I've craved
Titanium bands with our names engraved
I want a love, I want a love

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge: 
I feel it awaken, I feel it awaken
I feel it awaken, I feel it awaken

(Repeat Chorus) 

Ad-lib: 
Na na na, na-na na na, na na na oh yeah! (x4)

The composition presented here is protected by copyright © under the law (title 17, US Code) and is exclusively owned by Mrix Muzik Publishing & Juno Dreams Music.
Candy Apple Blue & Juno Dreams - Awakening (feat. Nick Bramlett)
Already being hailed as their best single to date!