Thursday, May 21, 2020

Quick News Update!

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Hoyt and Carly of Candy Apple Blue

We have a lot of things happening! We've booked a few vocal sessions, wrote some awesome new songs, and will be releasing an analog cassette tape in June. Who's excited?

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Turn on the Night (Official Music Video)



Turn on the Night is a fun 1990s Eurodance throwback with a modern twist. Its dark, edgy, and sensual vibes enhance the lyrical content surrounding the band's love of the film noir movie genre. Official music video by Candy Apple Blue performing "Turn on the Night" as taken from their forthcoming album, Second Sight. © & ℗ 2020 Mrix Muzik Records ©2020 A Fading Brunette™ Film. Out now as a 2-Track digital single.

▶ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/
▶ Bandcamp: https://candyappleblue.bandcamp.com/
▶ Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/

Artist: Candy Apple Blue
Song: Turn on the Night
Album: Second Sight
Alexander Storm Mgmt.
© & ℗ 2020 Mrix Muzik Records

Written, arranged, produced, and performed by Candy Apple Blue

Additional synths and final mix detailing by Juno Dreams
https://junodreams.bandcamp.com/

Mastered by Mike Marsh
http://www.mikemarshmastering.co.uk/

The music video was filmed, directed, and edited by Carly Emerick.
A Fading Brunette™ Film, LLC.

Theme: A high contrast stylized music video focusing the band's performance of the song.

Film footage was shot on April 9th, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Lyrics:

"Turn on the Night"
©2020 MRIX MUZIK (ASCAP)
℗ 2020 Mrix Muzik Records
All Rights Reserved.
Words & Music by Carly Emerick and Hoyt Emerick

Intro Chorus:
Let's turn on the night, We can rendezvous
Let's turn on the night (ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

Verse Rap 1:
The streets are dark and empty, my throat is tight
There's no one else out here walking but me tonight
And I can feel in the air impending doom
High-resolution movie coming soon

Lead-In 1:
Black and white I dream in film noir
William Holden is my co-star

Chorus:
Let's turn on the night, We can rendezvous (Let's turn on the night)
Let's turn on the night (ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

Verse Rap 2:
The clock reads half past midnight, I place my bet
In my mind are moving pictures I can't forget
Witness for the Prosecution, From Out of the Past,
Sunset Boulevard, The Face Behind the Mask

Lead-In 2:
Fight or flight I hide the smoking gun
Close the blinds block out the morning sun

(Repeat Chorus)

Lead-In 3:
Black and white I dream in film noir
Marlene Dietrich is my co-star

(Repeat Chorus)

Ad-lib:
The clock reads half past midnight, I place my bet
In my mind are moving pictures I can't forget
The streets are dark and empty, my throat is tight
There's no one else out here walking but me tonight

Come on and turn me on, before the night is gone
I wanna feel your body tremble for me
Come on and turn me on, before the night is gone
I wanna feel your body tremble for me

I wanna see you turn it on!


The song presented here is protected by copyright © under the law (Title 17, US Code) and is exclusively owned by Carly Olivia Emerick and Hoyt Daniel Emerick of Mrix Muzik (ASCAP).

#eurodance #eurodisco #dancepop #dance #90s


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Candy Apple Blue - Turn on the Night (Official Cover Art)

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Will you Turn on the Night?



Candy Apple Blue pose the musical question: Will you Turn on the Night?
A short teaser and sneak peek into Candy Apple Blue's forthcoming single. 
Coming May 8th, 2020


Spotify pre-save to hear our brand new song before everyone else!

A Music Update from Carly



Carly announces Candy Apple Blue's forthcoming single Turn on the Night.
 The official music video for "Turn on the Night" will premiere on 
YouTube on May 8th, 2020 at 3 PM EST.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Turn on the Night - Update

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Carly of Candy Apple Blue - Turn on the Night

We are working hard on editing the music video now for our forthcoming single "Turn on the Night". Because of the social distancing act, we did it all via green screen. Hoyt and I hope you are in the mood for a feel-good upbeat song? ~ Carly

Game Over (Official Lyric Video)




Game Over is a breakup song about a relationship that has gone terribly wrong. It's heartbreaking when you find out you've been cheated on, manipulated, lied to, and used. If you're in a bad relationship with a narcissist, have enough dignity to walk away. 

Game Over is out now: https://song.link/i/1486379869

Friday, April 10, 2020

New Song Announcement!

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Candy Apple Blue - Turn on the Night

Some of you have requested that Hoyt and I step back up to the mic and sing a little. Well, your wish is our command! We have written, arranged, composed, and recorded a brand new dance song for you this week. The track is called "Turn on the Night" and it would be best described as 90s Eurodance. If you like your Candy Apple Blue on the fun upbeat side, your in for a real treat. More details to soon follow. ~ Carly

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Story Behind the Making of the Music Video for Taking It to Heart



The story behind the making of the music video for Taking It to Heart.

The music video was shot and edited during the onset of the Coronavirus outbreak. At first, we were at odds with putting out a new song during this difficult international crisis. We sought out the opinion of the people in our inner circle and they all told us that it was a tasteful decision to release it. Together we ultimately decided to put out our new song because we felt it had a nice calming and relaxing vibe to it.

We knew that the song would fair better with a proper music video. However, social distancing was now being advised by our nation. So that put us in a tough spot. We came up with the idea that Apollo Rogers could film the segments in Canton, Ohio on his end and we could edit them together here on our end here in Pittsburgh, PA. It would keep us all artistically busy if only for a little while.

The end result (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps0DXBHhFIs) became an abstract sort of statement about emotional healing, alternative medicine, physical fitness, and mental well being. Here are some of the raw video clips that we used to make the magic happen. These clips are set to the beautiful a cappella version of Taking It to Heart sung by Apollo with so much heart.

Stay safe, Candy Apple Blue

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Taking It to Heart (Juno Dreams Remix)



The official music video for "Taking It to Heart" by Candy Apple Blue ft. Apollo Rogers focuses on emotional and spiritual healing. This special synthwave remix by Juno Dreams is taken from the forthcoming Candy Apple Blue album, Second Sight. © & ℗ 2020 Mrix Muzik Records ©2020 A Fading Brunette™ Film. Out now as a 4-Track EP single.

▶ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3JFcsE9dTKeGhFn78BwdCd
▶ Bandcamp: https://candyappleblue.bandcamp.com/album/taking-it-to-heart
▶ Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/taking-it-to-heart-ep/1502202482

Artist: Candy Apple Blue
Song: Taking It to Heart (ft. Apollo Rogers)
Remix by Juno Dreams
Album: Second Sight
Alexander Storm Mgmt.
© & ℗ 2020 Mrix Muzik Records

Written, arranged, and produced by Candy Apple Blue

The music video was directed and edited by Carly Emerick.
Film footage was shot by Apollo Rogers.
All computer graphics by Carly Emerick
A Fading Brunette™ Film, LLC.

Theme: The film's focus is on art, yoga, meditation, and spiritual healing with a slight vaporwave aesthetic with kaleidoscope layered textures.

Film footage was shot on March 9th, 2020 in Canton, Ohio.

The reviews for Taking It to Heart from our inner circle have been really wonderful:

"It's an absolutely delicious dreamy synth-pop ballad, with another stunning vocal from Apollo Rogers! Another triumph!" ~ Bazz Energy Express
"I LOVE THE TRACK!  It reminds me of something Alison Moyet would have sung on ALF." ~ William Schrul of The Divys

"I love this! Shades of Roxette with some Teri Nunn thrown in for good measure." ~ MyFizzyPop
"It conjures up the same retro emotions as Berlin's Take My Breath Away from the Top Gun Soundtrack." ~ Alexander Storm
"Another fantastic one. I shall spin this on my show." ~ The Retro Nouveau

"I’m suddenly 20 again!!!" ~ Fred from France

Connect with Candy Apple Blue:
Website: http://www.candy-apple-blue.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candyappleblue
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_apple...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CandyAppleBlue
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/CandyAppleBlue-EmailSignUp

Lead vocals by Apollo Rogers:
https://www.facebook.com/ApolloRogers...

Special remix by Juno Dreams:
https://junodreams.bandcamp.com/

Electric Guitars by Micah Blakeslee:
https://www.micahblakeslee.com/music

Mastered by Mike Marsh:
http://www.mikemarshmastering.co.uk/

Special guest star:
Kara Pellegrene - Kara is a Reiki master who encourages emotional and physical healing.
If you would like to learn more about Kara and her work contact her here: kmfbeck9@gmail.com

Lyrics:

"Taking It to Heart"
©2020, 2000 MRIX MUZIK (ASCAP)
℗ 2020 Mrix Muzik Records
All Rights Reserved.
Words & Music by Carly Emerick and Hoyt Emerick

Verse 1:
Can you tell me where to go when the road comes to an end?
Cause you told me that it's over, as the highway twists and bends
If only I knew how to lie, then at least I'd have a choice
But the truth is masquerading in the silence of my voice

Lead-In 1:
And I feel just a little bit lost as we suddenly drift apart
Cause you can't take back the words you said so I'm taking it to heart
I'm taking it to heart, you better believe that I'm taking it to heart

Chorus (Middle 8 Section):
Cause all the promises have been broken
I've been brutally awakened by your heartless and your cold goodbye
I was planning for eternal bliss, been deceived by your wicked kiss
You can tell me that you never meant to hurt me as I'm breaking apart
But ooh ooh, I'm taking it to heart, I said ooh, I'm taking it to heart

Lead-In 2:
You said that the two of us are over and you're gonna make a brand new start
No, you can't, take back the words you said so I'm taking it to heart
I'm taking it to heart, you better believe that I'm taking it to heart

(Repeat Chorus)

Ad-lib:
Taking it, taking it to heart now,
I've learned my lesson and I'm moving on right now
Taking it to heart, taking it to heart, taking it to heart
No, you can't take it back

Ending:
ooh ooh, I'm taking it to heart, I said ooh, I'm taking it to heart

The song presented here is protected by copyright © under the law (title 17, US Code) and is exclusively owned by Carly Olivia Emerick and Hoyt Daniel Emerick of Mrix Muzik (ASCAP).

#synthwave #synthpop #dreamwave #vaporwave #retrowave #aesthetic

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Taking It to Heart (ft. Apollo Rogers) Official Cover Art

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Candy Apple Blue - Taking It to Heart (ft. Apollo Rogers) Official Cover Art
There is a lot going on behind the scenes but rest assured that we are working hard, with Apollo Rogers, on our follow-up single to Game Over called Taking It to Heart. It's our hope to have this to you by the end of March or early April. 🎵🎶

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The Taking It to Heart 4-Track EP includes a remix by Juno Dreams!

Friday, January 10, 2020

Game Over (ft. Apollo Rogers) Matt Pop Mix [Official Music Video]




The official music video for "Game Over" by Candy Apple Blue ft. Apollo Rogers. This special remix by Matt Pop is taken from the forthcoming Candy Apple Blue album, Second Sight. © & ℗ 2020 Mrix Muzik Records ©2020 A Fading Brunette™ Film.


Artist: Candy Apple Blue
Song: Game Over (ft. Apollo Rogers)
Remix by Matt Pop
Album: Second Sight
Alexander Storm Mgmt.
© & ℗ 2020 Mrix Muzik Records

The music video was shot, directed and edited by Carly Emerick
A Fading Brunette™ Film, LLC.
Camera and Lighting Assistants: Bradley Schmidt and Hoyt Emerick
Electric Guitar: Jeff Olson

Theme: Black and white scenes of Apollo Rogers playing Chess with himself. This scene represents the actor wrestling with his own demons. When the chorus kicks in the focus is on performance footage of the band.

Film footage was shot on December 15th, 2019 on location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Locations include The Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media and Baum Grove Park in Friendship.

Candy Apple Blue:

Special remix by Matt Pop:

Follow Apollo Rogers here:

Lyrics:

“Game Over”
©2019 MRIX MUZIK (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved. 
Words & Music by Carly Emerick and Hoyt Emerick

Verse 1:
All signs point to there's no turning back 
You've done enough damage maniacal maniac

Lead In:
I have enough dignity to walk away
I won't put up with this for one more day

Chorus:
Game over, I don't want you back
Game over, no counter-attack
You wasted my time, I feel so betrayed
Now you have to sleep in the bed you made
Game over, (over)
Game over, (over)
 
Verse 2:
Out of control, egotistical you
Knowing all along your lies were not true

Lead In 2:
There's no more pieces or moves left to make
Now you have put yourself into checkmate

Chorus:
Game over, I don't want you back
Game over, no counter-attack
You wasted my time, I feel so betrayed
Now you have to sleep in the bed you made
Game over, (over)
Game over, (over)
 
Lead In 3:
I gave up hoping that you'd ever change
The whole situation was sick and deranged

Chorus:
Game over, I don't want you back
Game over, no counter-attack
You wasted my time, I feel so betrayed
Now you have to sleep in the bed you made
Game over, (over)
Game over, (over)

Ad-libs:
Back, back don't want you back
No counter-attack
So Betrayed
The bed, the bed that you made

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