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Monday, November 29, 2010

Candy Apple Blue - Graveyard

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Candy Apple Blue - Graveyard
Thank you for your interest in Candy Apple Blue's upcoming debut release titled "Prone To Panic!" I am Hoyt Emerick and half of the electropop rock band known as Candy Apple Blue.

We have been quite busy these days writing and composing original songs for our debut album. Music & poetry is a passion of mine. I write the lyrics and Carly nails out the music, together we come up with vocal melodies and make the magic happen!

"Graveyard" is the first officially released single from the album. It is out now on iTunes and Amazon MP3. It's a song about literally waking up and realizing that your lover has left you in the middle of the night without as much as a simple goodbye or any explanation of their actions. The character in the song is profoundly lost and going through a range of emotions from the obvious surprise to complete bewilderment! She goes from love to hate and concern to disdain. Sonically speaking, it's a throwback to that classic 80's sound! One of my favorite lines from the song is "You could have left me a note or some Morrissey quote like (You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby)". This song was inspired by the 1980's new wave artists. Most notably Billy Idol, Romeo Void, and Siouxsie and the Banshees came to mind when we were composing it. The feedback we've been getting so far has been great! Our first single is being compared to Kim Wilde, Blondie, and early Madonna. Now, how about that!

We really had a blast filming our first "no budget" music video for "Graveyard". In fact, I am kind of in disbelief that after all of this time we finally just let our guard down and filmed it! We had no illusions of grandeur and went with the notion that we are just going to have fun! The video was filmed on the last two days of September (on an $80 camera) in three local cemeteries. Carly found her niche doing the video editing on her computer. She said she found it "very much like editing WAV files in our digital audio work station". In less than two weeks after filming, we had our first visual companion piece for a song. That within itself was a really huge milestone for us. Candy Apple Blue has successfully filmed and released our 1st music video! Yay Us! The video is posted below, thanks to YouTube, so if you haven't already seen it or heard the track now's your chance. :)

It's a good time if I do say so myself! - Hoyt Emerick

"Graveyard is most definitely channeling the ghosts of Kim Wilde, Debbie Harry & Siouxsie and the Banshees!"- Chris Rosvall 

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