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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Candy Apple Blue & TV Movie Collaboration

As soon as I first heard Mansfield Ohio's most promising band, TV Movie, I fell in love! I remember catching them on about a year or so back. Our bands reside in neighboring states so it was really easy for us to connect and support each other's music.

James Amos from TV Movie
TV Movie has a distinct and classic new wave sound. To me, there is a strong hint of Joy Division in their craft and approach to recording. The band is fronted by James Amos, his unique baritone voice will leave you feeling haunted. They describe their own music as "New Order meets Moby" any way you slice it, it's really good original music! CDBaby is now carrying their debut album, Turn Out The Light. If you like the sound of Joy Division, you should definitely check them out!              
So just last week while stumbling through my Facebook account I got a news feed from TV Movie. I listened to a few of their new songs and as soon as I heard "Days Are Gone" started playing I was completely charmed. I immediately thought to myself that we have to remix/remake this track! I quickly got in contact with frontman James Amos and explained to him that Candy Apple Blue wanted a chance to remodel/remix his song. I explained that we wanted to take a whole different approach to his song. He was really very cool about it and was on board with the idea right away. We were thrilled!

(Update: 01/28/2011) Admittedly, we initially we were only planning on doing a remix. However, we just couldn't help ourselves we had to rewrite it. We wanted to give the song a whole new life. We went full throttle diligently composing fresh new lyrics and completely different upbeat vocals melodies. We thought up a whole new arrangement and did a complete 180 with it... even adding a new lead synth line. It is undoubtedly a completely different song than the original "Days Are Gone". So with that James, Hoyt & I together rewrote it completely and made this new song happen!

My favorite line in the song for me was a very personal one that I wrote: "I go back to my childhood in dreams and wonder why wrong choices were made for me as I stood idly by." Anyway...

We thought this song would be best with both of our bands united on the single version.

It's was so much fun and a real pleasure to work with James Amos. Perhaps this song will be the one to break both of our bands? Fingers crossed! It is planned to be TV Movies next single.

So be on the lookout for... TV Movie (Feat. Candy Apple Blue) - Bad Days Are Gone

 - Carly Emerick 

More details to soon follow.
TV Movie on Facebook | TV Movie on ReverbNation

UPDATE: 11/07/2011
The finished song and music video! ❤ We are so proud of the finished result!

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