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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Catching Up With Candy Apple Blue - Episode One: "Breakthrough"


In this very first episode of Catching Up With Candy Apple Blue, the band talks about their forthcoming album Breakthrough. They discuss the sound of their new music, working with guitarist Micah Blakeslee, their various featured vocalists including Christina Siravo, and music producer Matt Pop. 

"The new album Breakthrough is going to be a mix of sparkling pop and R&B." ~ Hoyt Emerick

"We love working with Micah! He's a gem. He's a delight. He's brought something rocky and exciting to our music." ~ Carly Emerick

Candy Apple Blue

#candyappleblue #breakthrough #musicvlog 

Background print by Wassily Kandinsky

Friday, September 24, 2021

Dismissed (Official Music Video) ft. Christina Siravo [Matt Pop Mix]



Candy Apple Blue - Dismissed (Official Music Video) 
ft. Christina Siravo (Matt Pop Mix)

Dismissed is the first single taken from the forthcoming Candy Apple Blue album, Breakthrough! This female empowerment power-pop anthem features Christina Siravo on vocals, Micah Blakeslee on lead guitar, and Matt Pop behind the mixing board. © & ℗ 2021 Mrix Muzik Records ©2021 A Fading Brunette™ Film.

Artist: Candy Apple Blue
Song: Dismissed (ft. Christina Siravo)
Album: Breakthrough!
Alexander Storm Mgmt.
© & ℗ 2021 Mrix Muzik Records

Out now on all digital platforms: https://song.link/i/1585480508

Bandcamp: https://candyappleblue.bandcamp.com/track/dismissed-ft-christina-siravo-matt-pop-mix

Written, arranged, and produced by Candy Apple Blue
https://linktr.ee/CandyAppleBlue

Matt Pop: Additional synths and percussion elements | co-producer | mixing engineer | mastering engineer https://allmylinks.com/MattPopOfficial

Lead vocals performed by Christina Siravo (aka Magenta Soulstar)
https://linktr.ee/Magentasoulstar

Electric Guitar performed by Micah Blakeslee
https://linktr.ee/MicahBlakeslee

Spoken Male Part: Hoyt of Candy Apple Blue

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

Music video theme: A fun, artistic, and visually colorful short concentrating on the band's performance of the song.

Additional background B-roll animation footage provided by Videezy: http://www.videezy.com/

About the song:
Dismissed features an amazing vocal performance from Christina Siravo, a sizzling 🎸 electric guitar performance from Micah Blakeslee, and a grade A top-notch mix by the sensational Matt Pop!

We all poured our hearts into this female empowerment pop anthem! It's a bit of a 1990s throwback in the same musical genre as TLC, Pink, Jessica Simpson, and Britney Spears.

Hoyt and I composed and demoed this song back in the late 1990s while we were living in New York City. It's a very streetwise track. I used the E-Mu Proteus 2000 to compose most of the music on this. Some of those original stems can still be heard here in the official release. It was great, after all of this time, to finally take the song out of the demo phase and make a proper recording of it. We owe Matt Pop a great deal of gratitude because he really breathed new life into our song.

Join us on our musical journey as Candy Apple Blue "Breakthrough"!

Sincerely, Carly Emerick

Lyrics:
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"Dismissed"
©2021, 2001 MRIX MUZIK (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved.
Words & Music by Carly Emerick and Hoyt Emerick

Spoken Intro: Whatcha tryin' to say, girl?

Intro:
No, no, no, no
No, no, no, no

Verse 1:
I've been down this road too many times
Brother, we're approaching a stop sign

Spoken: Alpha low brother check it out now

Lead-In 1:
You should learn to show respect
Don't need you breathing down my neck
Coming at me with the same old lines

Chorus:
Cause you're never gonna love me with a low opinion of me
Whatcha think you're gonna get your wish if you persist?
No, your never gonna taste my lips, get acquainted with my tenderness
I can't believe you're trying this, baby you're dismissed

Verse 2:
I've been fooled before by better men
Let me make it clear I don't intend

Spoken: Alpha low brother check it out now

Lead-In 2: 
To stand for everything you say
You don't talk to me that way
Roll the credits this is where it ends

(Repeat Chorus)

Post Chorus:
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh dismissed
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh dismissed

(Repeat Chorus)

Spoken:
Cause you're never gonna love me with a low opinion of me
Whatcha think you're gonna get your wish if you persist?
And No, your never gonna taste my lips, get acquainted with my tenderness
I can't believe you're trying this, baby you're dismissed

Chorus:
No, you're never gonna love me (oh, you're never gonna love me) with a low opinion of me
Whatcha think you're gonna get your wish if you persist?
Cause I can and I will resist, (I will resist) you can cross me off your list (Cross me off your list)
I've had about enough of your sh*t, baby you're dismissed

Chorus: 
No, you're never gonna love me (you're never gonna love me) with a low opinion of me
Whatcha think you're gonna get your wish if you persist?
If you think I'm gonna change my mind (Won't change my mind)
If you think I'm gonna waste my time (Don't waste my time)
If you think I'm gonna be your b*tch, baby you're dismissed

Chorus:
Cause you're never gonna love me (oh, you're never gonna love me) with a low opinion of me
Whatcha think you're gonna get your wish if you persist?
No, you're never gonna taste my lips, (Won't taste my lips) get acquainted with my tenderness (My tenderness)
I can't believe you're trying this
Baby, you're dismissed

The lyrics here are protected by copyright © under the law (title 17, US Code) and are exclusively owned by ASCAP & Harry Fox affiliates MRIX MUZIK Publishing.

#powerpop #anthem #dismissed #throwback #1990s #mattpop #femaleempowerment #millennial #nostalgia

Candy Apple Blue Dismissed Matt Pop Christina Siravo

https://youtu.be/kY93fYajJEI


 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Dismissed (ft. Christina Siravo) [Matt Pop Mix]

 

Candy Apple Blue Dismissed Matt Pop
Candy Apple Blue - Dismissed (ft. Christina Siravo) [Matt Pop Mix]

We are thrilled to announce the official release date of September 24th for our forthcoming single, Dismissed.

Dismissed features an amazing vocal performance from Christina Siravo, a sizzling 🎸 electric guitar performance from Micah Blakeslee, and a grade A top-notch mix by the sensational Matt Pop!

We all poured our hearts into this female empowerment pop anthem! It's a bit of a 1990s throwback in the same musical genre as TLC, Pink, or maybe even Britney Spears.

Hoyt and I composed this song back in the 1990s while we were living in New York City. It's a very streetwise track. I used the E-Mu Proteus 2000 to compose most of the music on this. Some of those original stems can still be heard here in the new mix. It was great, after all of this time, to finally take the song out of the demo phase and make a proper recording of it.

Admittedly this track has a bit of an urban pop flair which is a bit different for us. We hope you will embrace our new sound with open arms.

Join us on our musical journey as Candy Apple Blue "Breakthrough"!

Sincerely, Carly Emerick

Dismissed (Preview Teaser)




Candy Apple Blue Dismissed Parental Advisory Explicit Content Warning Label
Candy Apple Blue Gets a "Parental Advisory Explicit Content" Warning Label.

Update: "Say it isn't so? It's true. Our forthcoming single Dismissed has received a "Parental Advisory Explicit Content" label due to some of the lyrics rather graphic terms. This is the first Candy Apple Blue track to receive this warning. You'll have to tune in yourself to see if this label was fair." ~ Carly


Friday, March 12, 2021

Candy Apple Blue - Second Sight (Limited Edition Compact Disc)

 

Candy Apple Blue - Second Sight
Candy Apple Blue - Second Sight


The new 16-track studio album, Second Sight, from synth-pop band Candy Apple Blue is now available on a limited edition compact disc!

The Second Sight digipak CD was pressed on gorgeous eco-friendly packaging made from sturdy 15-point, grade-A, recycled board stock containing a clear tray made from recycled plastic. The non-toxic vegetable-based inks that were used on this product produced stunning vivid colors that are beautiful yet safe. The velvety matte UV coating gives the artwork the perfect finish and is very durable. This CD is factory pressed, cellophane sealed, and is a Red Book standard disc. It comes complete with a hype sticker and even includes CD-text information!

Second Sight is the retro-cool new studio album by American synthpop band Candy Apple Blue. Focusing on an authentic 1980's pop sound, this album is a professional and polished release. The musical duo worked closely with Canadian mixer and producer Juno Dreams and Netherlands producer Matt Pop to create a sound that is both unique and commercial.

The album was mastered by celebrated audio engineer Mike Marsh (Capital Cities, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure). Second Sight contains a wide spectrum of colorful pop songs including the upbeat tracks Dance Again and Crying My Eyes Out. Tracks like Game Over, Dancing in the Shadows, It Happens All the Time, and Turn on the Night have a darker haunting sound that the band is known for.

Your purchase of this item includes unlimited streaming of Second Sight via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads in MP3, FLAC, and more.



Pictures of Second Sight:

Candy Apple Blue Second Sight Compact Disc 1

Candy Apple Blue Second Sight Compact Disc B

Candy Apple Blue Second Sight Compact Disc C

Candy Apple Blue Second Sight Compact Disc D

Candy Apple Blue Second Sight Compact Disc E

Candy Apple Blue Second Sight Compact Disc F


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Thank My Lucky Stars (Instrumental)

By popular request from the synthwave community: Thank My Lucky Stars, as featured in a recent Techmoan video, will be released in its full instrumental glory coming May 28th, 2021! Mark your calendars! New Candy Apple Blue is coming!


Candy Apple Blue Thank My Lucky Stars Instrumental
Candy Apple Blue - Thank My Lucky Stars (Instrumental)


Monday, February 1, 2021

Second Sight (Official Album Cover Art)

candy apple blue second sight cover art
Candy Apple Blue - Second Sight (Official Cover Art)


After three long years of working hard on our fourth studio album, Second Sight, we are proud to announce that it will be released in March! In addition to the digital release, we will also be pressing compact discs for those of you who still support the physical format. The album art is now completed as well as the final tracklisting. Thank you guys for all of the love and support you've shown us. We dedicate this album to YOU! 

We've teamed up with some really talented people on this album including but not limited to: Apollo Rogers, Nicholas Bramlett, Matt Pop, Espen Kraft, William Rule, Juno Dreams, Barry Brayleo, Micah Blakeslee, and Mike Marsh at The Exchange Mike Marsh Mastering. 

Hoyt and I are so very exhilarated to finally be able to share this album with you. ~ Carly (half of Candy Apple Blue) 

Release date: March 26th, 2021
Pre-Sales start: March 12th, 2021

Candy Apple Blue Second Sight Compact Disc Design Elements
Candy Apple Blue - Second Sight (Compact Disc Design Elements)


Candy Apple Blue Second Sight Hype Sticker
Yes, darling, the devil is in the details. We just ordered the hype stickers
for the compact disc release of Second Sight. 


Candy Apple Blue Dance Again
Candy Apple Blue - Dance Again (Official Music Video) 
https://youtu.be/ErujoXnKw8Q


Carly Emerick of Candy Apple Blue
Carly Emerick of Candy Apple Blue filming Dance Again.




Hoyt of Candy Apple Blue
Hoyt of Candy Apple Blue filming Dance Again.


Carly Emerick of Candy Apple Blue
Carly Emerick of Candy Apple Blue
"Walking into the room like boom!"


Candy Apple Blue - Dance Again (Official Music Video)

The official music video for Dance Again as performed by Candy Apple Blue. Dance Again is a song about wanting to live again like the way that we all did before the global pandemic outbreak. The tracks retrowave post-punk disco vibes have that classic 1980's synth-pop sound. Dance Again is the lead single off of Candy Apple Blue's new album Second Sight. © & ℗ 2021 Mrix Muzik Records ©2021 A Fading Brunette™ and 5|7 Film.  


Thursday, January 28, 2021

Matt Pop Remixes Candy Apple Blue

 

Matt Pop Remixes Candy Apple Blue
A Spotify Playlist of Matt Pop Remixes for Candy Apple Blue

Hear all 15 Matt Pop Remixes for Candy Apple Blue on this exclusive Spotify Playlist! 🎧

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1H9CooJckjfKAzu7gtCSoB?si=Ypjp-uEdTXyuYuohX4730g

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Still Like the Water (ft. William Rule)

 



The official lyric video for Still Like the Water by Candy Apple Blue featuring a guest lead vocal performance by William Rule. Still Like the Water is an artful electronica pop song. It's about going with the flow of the gravitational pull of the universe. Water itself has no shape but rather takes the shape of what it's poured into, whether it be a cup, a bottle, or an ocean. Still Like the Water is taken from the forthcoming Candy Apple Blue album, Second Sight. © & ℗ 2021 Mrix Muzik Records 

Still Like the Water releases on February 5th, 2021


Artist: Candy Apple Blue
Song: Still Like the Water (ft. William Rule)
Album: Second Sight
Alexander Storm Mgmt.
© & ℗ 2021 Mrix Muzik Records

"Still Like the Water"
©2021 MRIX MUZIK (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved.
Words & Music by Carly Emerick & William Schrul

Verse 1:
I can’t tell you how you should feel
I can’t even tell what’s really real

Lead-In 1:
Holding tightly onto you
Fearing what this night could do
All the time that we have spent
Remembering just to forget

Chorus:
Still like the water before the moon I go
I’m not hanging on
Still like water before the moon I flow
Right back to you
The tide carries me right back to you
The tide carries me right back to you

Verse 2:
Adapting to changes all the time
It's a universal truth that we find

Lead-In 2:
All the nights we could not sleep
All the days we could not keep
Like the trees that shed their leaves
From my ocean to your sea

Chorus:
Still like the water before the moon I go
I’m not hanging on
Still like water before the moon I flow
Right back to you
Right back to you (still like the water)
Right back to you (still like the water)

Verse 3:
I can’t tell you how you should feel
I can’t even tell what’s really real

Lead-In 3:
Holding tightly onto you
Fearing what this night could do
All the time that we have spent
Remembering just to forget

Chorus:
Still like the water before the moon I go
Not hanging on
Still like water before the moon I flow
Right back to you
The tide carries me right back to you
(still like the water, still like the water)
Right back to you
The tide carries me right back to you
(still like the water, still like the water)
Right back to you
The tide carries me right back to you
(still like the water, still like the water)
Right back to you
The tide carries me right back to you
(still like the water, still like the water)
Right back to you

The lyrics here are protected by copyright © under the law (title 17, US Code) and are exclusively owned by ASCAP & Harry Fox affiliates Mrix Muzik Publishing and William Schrul.

Candy Apple Blue Still Like the Water ft. William Rule Official Cover Art
Candy Apple Blue - Still Like the Water ft. William Rule
(Official Cover Art)