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Monday, September 12, 2022

"Graphic Equalizer" and "A Touch Too Much"

We are excited to tell you that our forthcoming single Graphic Equalizer has been sent off to the final stages of mixing and mastering! This song is being remixed by Juno Dreams! We are so proud of this track! It's very unique and totally retro synth-pop!

In the meantime, we've begun to work on a new song called A Touch Too Much! A Touch Too Much will be remixed by 1980s italo-disco music producer Vanello. Hoyt and I have already laid down the vocals for this new song so things are moving forward quite steadily. 

In conclusion, expect to hear us singing lead vocals on our next few singles. Watch this space for more details surrounding both "Graphic Equalizer" and "A Touch Too Much"! 🎤  

~🍬🍎🟦

Italo-Disco music producer Vanello



Saturday, September 10, 2022

I Live 4 U (alt-rock demo mix)

Candy Apple Blue - I Live 4 U (alt-rock demo mix) ft. Nick Bramlett

Early this year, we released our song I Live 4 U featuring Nick Bramlett. I recently found this alt-rock mix that we were working hard on but decided not to use on my computer. I thought that it would be fun to share it with you guys so that you could hear the progression of the song.

The song's arrangement went through many changes during its production phase. At the time, we really couldn't decide which direction to take the song in. The track is a grab bag of pop, r&b, and 90's alternative rock. Taking the song in this more alternative rock direction just didn't feel right to us. It just didn't sound like a Candy Apple Blue record. 

So, for the official version of the song, we decided to add more synthesizers to the mix and changed up the time signature a bit. The official version of I Live 4 U can be heard here: https://youtu.be/EHpuXUL8chA

For the sake of archival purposes, we decided to make this alternative rock demo mix of I Live 4 U available for the first time here on our official YouTube channel. 

~ Carly Emerick

 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Techmoan Product Review Video (Panasonic RX-D55 & RX-D552)


Thank you, Techmoan, so very much for using our songs "Game Over" and "Thank My Lucky Stars" to demonstrate the compact disc 💿 features of Panasonic RX-D552 and D55 models. As big fans of your channel, we are always so overjoyed when our music appears in your product review videos. It's the equivalent, to us, of hearing our music on the radio! We would agree that the D55 model has better sound quality. 🍬🍎🟦

Our album Second Sight can be found here on the compact disc format:

https://candyappleblue.bandcamp.com/album/second-sight

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Baby Blue (Matt Pop Mix) [Official Music Video]



The official music video for Baby Blue (Matt Pop Mix) by Candy Apple Blue starring Nick Bramlett, Magenta Soulstar, and Micah Blakeslee. Taken from the forthcoming Candy Apple Blue album, Breakthrough. © & ℗ 2022 Mrix Muzik Records ©2022 A Fading Brunette™ Film.


Stream or download "Baby Blue (Matt Pop Mix)" here: 

https://song.link/i/1626145436

Buy on Bandcamp:

▶  https://candyappleblue.bandcamp.com/track/baby-blue-ft-nick-bramlett-matt-pop-mix


Lead vocals performed by Nick Bramlett

Background vocals performed by Christina Siravo, Carly Emerick, and Nick Bramlett


Candy Apple Blue

https://linktr.ee/CandyAppleBlue


Mixed and mastered by Matt Pop:

https://allmylinks.com/mattpopofficial


Lead vocals by Nick Bramlett:

https://www.facebook.com/TheNickBramlett


Additional background vocals performed by Christina Siravo (aka Magenta Soulstar)

https://linktr.ee/Magentasoulstar


Electric and acoustic guitars performed by Micah Blakeslee

https://linktr.ee/MicahBlakeslee


The music video was produced and edited by Carly Emerick. 

A Fading Brunette™ Film, LLC.


Music video theme: An artistic short focusing on the band's performance of the song. 


Lyrics 


"Baby Blue"

©2022 All Rights Reserved.

Words & Music by Carly Emerick and Hoyt Emerick


Verse One:

Now there's a lonely little girl that spends too much time in the past

She's an outcast

And the broken home she came from forced her to grow up too fast

It was a contrast


Lead In:

From the life she visioned for herself

And the dreams she put up on the shelf

Don't you cry, come alive


Chorus:

Baby blue, do you wanna come out tonight and shake off the blues?

Baby blue, it's about time you live your life, you've got nothing to lose

Baby blue, no one's gonna live your life for you, ooh ooh

Baby blue, come on out and have a drink or two


Verse Two:

I still remember the first time I saw her she was wearing a frown

on the playground

She was always an outsider, used to being pushed around

in a small town


Lead In 2:

You get to feelin' isolated and bored

Can't you hear me knocking at your door?

I'm askin', let me in?


Chorus:

Baby blue, do you wanna come out tonight and shake off the blues?

Baby blue, it's about time you live your life, you've got nothing to lose

Baby blue, no one's gonna live your life for you, ooh ooh

Baby blue, come on out and have a drink or two


Lead In 3:

Now there's a marvelous moon in the sky

Like night owls we can fly so high

I just want you to see, you're so special to me


Last Chorus:

Baby blue, now do you wanna come out tonight and shake off the blues?

Baby blue, it's about time you lived your life, you've got nothing to lose

Baby blue, no one's gonna live your life for you, ooh ooh

My Baby blue, come on out and have a drink or two


Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh,

Baby baby, my baby blue


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


#babyblue #official #musicvideo #mattpop #remix #candyappleblue


Genre: disco, power pop, edm, electronic dance music, electropop, synth-pop, eurodance, euro disco, europop, hi-nrg, nostalgia, retro, story song

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Baby Blue (Matt Pop Mix) Official Cover Art

Candy Apple Blue Baby Blue Matt Pop Mix Nick Bramlett
Official Cover Art

Candy Apple Blue - Baby Blue (ft. Nick Bramlett)
Matt Pop Mix

Boom! 💥

Coming June 10th, 2022! The official artwork is now ready for the Matt Pop Mix of Baby Blue and it's off for digital distribution! 

We are working hard now editing the official music video and getting it ready for the big release day! More details to soon follow.


Candy Apple Blue Nick Bramlett Sunglasses Shades
Our future's so bright, we've gotta wear shades!


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Brand New Music Video With Nick Bramlett!

Candy Apple Blue Nick Bramlett

We will be shooting a BRAND NEW music video for Baby Blue (Matt Pop Mix) with Nick Bramlett this week! It's our first music video with Nick since 2016's Awakening! We always have a blast working together!

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Thank You for Feeding the Algorithm!

Thank you to the 49 people who have hit the "like button" on our new music video for Baby Blue on YouTube! Thank you to those of you who have shared our latest musical offering, purchased it directly from us on Bandcamp, and to those of you who listen to it on Spotify. 

"Feeding" the algorithm with likes, shares, and comments on these social media platforms is so important to our survival. These platforms consider the music that we compose "content" and "products". However, we know that music means so much more to you than that.

As an indie band navigating the changes in the music business in 2022, we want you to know that we also have compact discs, t-shirts, stickers, and buttons that you can buy directly from us. 

Thank you for following us on our musical journey and keeping our music alive! 

Sincerely, Hoyt and Carly (Candy Apple Blue)

Candy Apple Blue - Baby Blue


Friday, April 22, 2022

Candy Apple Blue T-Shirts! (New Merch Store)

 

Candy Apple Blue T-Shirts Merch

It's GAME ON! For the first time in a decade, we have new T-Shirts available! Stop by our official merch store to pick out your favorite! 

 

Candy Apple Blue Baseball T-Shirt
Candy Apple Blue Baseball T-Shirt

Order here: https://www.teepublic.com/baseball-tee/29634853-candy-apple-blue

 

Candy Apple Blue Logo Tank Top
A Candy Apple Blue Tank-Top

There are other options. Like a tank perhaps?

Order here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/candy-apple-blue/tank-top

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Baby Blue ft. Nick Bramlett (Official Music Video)

 

Come set your reminder now and join us this Good Friday, April 15th at 2PM for a live chat during the music video world premiere of our song, Baby Blue (ft. Nick Bramlett).

We all poured our musical hearts into this song and music video. We hope you can tune in for its big debut! The song is full of nostalgia. We can't wait to share with you our latest offering!

We have Micah Blakeslee on guitars, Magenta Soulstar on backing vocals, and Math Bishop behind the mixing desk!

Baby Blue was written, arranged, and produced by Candy Apple Blue.

Candy Apple Blue Baby Blue

Candy Apple Blue - Baby Blue (Outtake Photograph)
"Come on out and have a drink or two!" ~ Baby Blue

Candy Apple Blue Baby Blue Promo

Candy Apple Blue Baby Blue Nick Bramlett Alternative Cover Art
Candy Apple Blue - Baby Blue (ft. Nick Bramlett)
Alternative Cover Art


Thursday, April 7, 2022

R.D. Emerick - Mean-Hearted Man

 

R.D. Emerick - Mean-Hearted Man (Single)
R.D. Emerick - Mean-Hearted Man (Single)


The backstory of this song goes like this. We lost our father at the age of 68. He was in a bad car accident that tragically ended his life ten years ago. Our father was not only a kind and happy man but he was also quite a gifted singer and guitarist.

His love for music was passed on to us. As children, we would often hear our dad in the kitchen strumming away at his guitar and belting out his favorite country songs. Hoyt and I often credit our passion for music-making and songwriting to him. 

In late 2010, we encouraged our father to start playing music again. He had stopped playing many years before that. He was hesitant at first because he didn't think at the age of 66 that he still had it in him. His voice had changed due to his age and his fingertips were soft from not playing guitar for years.

In October that year, we sat down at the table in his yellow-painted kitchen and started composing a bluegrass country tune called Mean-Hearted Man. It all started with a title that Hoyt came up with. The song is based on real-life events. It took us about a week or two to finish writing it. Once we finished writing the song, we knew that we had something that was very special. Slowly chipping away at his reluctance, we encouraged our father to record it. 

Recording the song proved to be a bit challenging because our father was so used to always playing guitar and singing at the same time. He found it a bit difficult to record the isolated vocal tracks and the guitar parts separately. At the time, I thought that the end result would sound better if we recorded those parts independently.

After we recorded and released the initial version of Mean-Hearted Man, we got a lot of love and support from friends and family. People really liked it. Although my dad didn't think that his performance was good enough. He was really hard on himself and thought that he could do better. So we talked about it and decided that we would re-record it. We took the song back down off the internet in hopes of eventually replacing it with a newly re-recorded version.

We kept talking about working together again on more new songs so that we'd have an entire album's worth of original material for dad. Hoyt and I were so very excited about the prospect of him finally living his dream and at the age of 66 putting out a debut album. But time was a thief and before we all knew it, well over a year had gone by and we all got busy doing other things.

In celebration of our father's life, we decided to officially release his first and only recording of "Mean-Hearted Man". Anyone who knew our father, better known as "Uncle Bob", would tell you that he was anything but a "Mean-Hearted Man". He was a very happy, fun-loving, open-minded, and kind-hearted human being. 

And now, after 10 years of its absence, we proudly present to you our song Mean-Hearted Man.

Sincerely, Carly Emerick


 

Song Link: https://song.link/i/1618065340

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EALtnb3s3HQ

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/42r4NuFYJ9rQMS7lInHcjv?si=awvTeXIkTr2SL6obezLsHg

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

What Would You Do?

 

The Inertia Case What Would You Do?
The Inertia Case - What Would You Do?



Back in the late 1990s, we wrote and recorded this mystical pop song titled What Would You Do? The Inertia Case was the first band that we formed. Curious? Hear it on your favorite music streaming platform now.


Lyrics:

What Would You Do?
© 1998 Words & Music by Carly Emerick and Hoyt Emerick
Mrix Muzik (ASCAP)

(Verse 1)
Could it be your secrets are a little less kept?
Could it be the darkness or a woman that you can't forget?
Could it be the answer is there and is waiting for you?

(Verse 2)
You're the only echo in the stillness of the dawn.
Could it be the magic of waiting for the fall is gone?
Isn't that the reason, an excuse that you're willing to use? 

(Chorus)
So what would you do if she comes crawling back to you?
Could you face her now? Would you fake a smile?
Or would you tell her the truth? What would you do?
What would you do? What would you do?
What would you do?

(Verse 3)
Suddenly the phone rings, in an instant then you know,
that she's back to haunt you but you never really let her go.
Now the sun is fading and the moon shines a light on the truth. 

(Verse 4)
Can you heed the warning of a frozen kiss goodbye?
That's the way she left you but you never knew the reason why. 
She broke the mirror and the seven years are just about through.

(Repeat Chorus)
(Instrumental Bridge)
(Repeat Verse 1)
(Repeat Chorus)

Ahhhh-a-ahhhhh ~ What would you do
if she knocked right on your front door baby?
Ahhhh-a-ahhhhh ~ What would you do
if she wrote a song about missing you?
Ahhhh-a-ahhhhh What would you do?
She'd love to see you too. 
Ahhhh-a-ahhhhh What would you do?
Would you pretend that you never knew? 

The lyrics here are protected by copyright (c) under the law (title 17, US Code) and are exclusively owned by ASCAP company MRIX MUZIK Publishing.

Monday, March 14, 2022

No Signs of Slowing Down!

 
Carly Emerick and Hoyt Emerick of Candy Apple Blue

Carly & Hoyt Emerick of Candy Apple Blue

"Candy Apple Blue is still hanging in there! After a decade of producing DIY indie synth-pop, the band shows no signs of slowing down!" ~ Alexander Storm MGMT.


Candy Apple Blue - Official Website Ⓒ2022

Carly Emerick of Candy Apple Blue
Carly Emerick of Candy Apple Blue Ⓒ2022

Hoyt Emerick of Candy Apple Blue
Hoyt Emerick of Candy Apple Blue Ⓒ2022

Carly Emerick and Hoyt Emerick of Candy Apple Blue 2022
Candy Apple Blue Ⓒ2022 (Hoyt and Carly Emerick) 

Candy Apple Blue 2022 Promotional Picture of the Band
Candy Apple Blue Ⓒ2022 Band Picture

Friday, March 11, 2022

Synthwave Instrumental Essentials (14-Track Album)

 
Candy Apple Blue Synthwave Instrumental Essentials

Candy Apple Blue - Synthwave Instrumental Essentials

Release date: May 6th, 2022

Over the years, we've gotten many requests to release the instrumental versions of some of our synthwave laced synth-pop tracks. So we thought that it was only fitting for us to finally open the vaults and put together a proper 14-track album for the instrumental music lovers in the synthwave community. 

The instrumental versions included here are from our most popular pop titles. Most of these instrumentals have never seen the light of day until now. Listed below is the complete track listing of the songs that we choose to include on "Synthwave Instrumental Essentials". 

We want to thank those of you that took the time out to write us. This album is for you. Lastly, we'd like to thank Juno Dreams who had his hand in most of these productions in one way or another. This album would not have been possible without him. 

01. Dancing in the Shadows (Instrumental) 03:38
02. Taking It To Heart (Juno Dreams Instrumental) 04:28
03. No One Else Could Ever Love You (More Than I Do) [Instrumental] 03:27
04. Thank My Lucky Stars (Instrumental)
05. Dance Again (Instrumental) 02:52
06. Tonight (Juno Dreams Instrumental) 03:42
07. Can't Stop Thinking of You (Instrumental) 03:51
08. Mad About You (Juno Dreams Instrumental) 04:04
09. The Bed Is Cold (Instrumental) 04:00
10. Bad News (Instrumental) 04:28
11. It Happens All the Time (Instrumental) 04:20
12. Game Over (Instrumental) 03:44
13. Let's Dance All Night (Instrumental) 04:08
14. Crying My Eyes Out (Matt Pop Instrumental) 03:16

Tracks; 1, 4, 9, and 11 Mastered by Carly Emerick
Tracks; 2, 3, 5, 7, 12, and 13 Mastered by Mike Marsh
Tracks; 6, 8, and 10 Mastered by Juno Dreams
Track 14 Mastered by Matt Pop

Electric guitars on tracks 2 and 5 played by Micah Blakeslee

All songs were composed by Candy Apple Blue.

 ℗ 2022 Mrix Muzik Records


Monday, March 7, 2022

Baby Blue (ft. Nick Bramlett) Official Cover Art


Candy Apple Blue Baby Blue Nick Bramlett Official Cover Art

Candy Apple Blue - Baby Blue (ft. Nick Bramlett)
Official Cover Art


Release date: April 15th, 2022

The song Baby Blue is really very special to us. Anyone who's ever identified as an underdog should be able to relate to it. It's one of the songs that we are most proud of as songwriters. It's an autobiographical work really. We poured our hearts into this composition.

If you like story songs, you are in for a real treat! It has a bit of a 1970s Motown backbeat. It's soulful and has a bit of a melancholy spirit, yet it's iced with hope. It's inspired by the great story songs of the past that we used to always hear on the radio when we were kids. Songs like Cher's Half-Breed, Helen Reddy's Angie Baby, Vicki Lawrence's The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, and John Conlee's Friday Night Blues. People really don't write story songs anymore so we decided to do just that! 

Nick Bramlett delivers his most heartfelt lead vocal delivery to date and he's never sounded better! We also have on both electric and acoustic guitars the extraordinary Micah Blakeslee. The amazing Christina Sivavo and Carly Emerick are on backing vocals. Baby Blue was mixed and mastered by Math Bishop who always brings his A-game!

Baby Blue was written, arranged, and produced by Candy Apple Blue

Lead vocals performed by Nick Bramlett

Background vocals, synthesizers, and percussion elements performed
by Candy Apple Blue 

Electric and acoustic guitars performed by Micah Blakeslee

Additional background vocals performed by Christina Siravo 
(aka Magenta Soulstar)

Mixed and mastered by Matt Bishop:

Cover Art by Carly Emerick 
Fading Brunette™ Studios

Friday, February 25, 2022

All the Will in the World (ft. Christina Siravo) [Official Music Video]

 


All the Will in the World by Candy Apple Blue is a 1980s inspired upbeat new wave pop-rock anthem about overcoming obstacles and following your dreams! It's about knowing that even though you are gonna hit roadblocks in life, you're never going to just quit and give up. It's about the triumph of the human spirit. All the Will in the World features the amazing Christina Siravo on lead vocals and a killer guitar performance by Micah Blakeslee. Taken from the forthcoming Candy Apple Blue album, Breakthrough. © & ℗ 2022 Mrix Muzik Records ©2022 A Fading Brunette™ Film.

Artist: Candy Apple Blue
Song: All the Will in the World (ft. Christina Siravo)
EP: All the Will in the World (3-Track EP Out Now!)
Album: Breakthrough!
Alexander Storm Mgmt.
© & ℗ 2022 Mrix Muzik Records

All the Will in the World is out now on all digital music platforms: 
https://song.link/i/1605005425

To support the music that we make, buy directly from us on Bandcamp:
https://candyappleblue.bandcamp.com/album/all-the-will-in-the-world

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

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

Background vocals, synthesizers, and percussion elements performed by Candy Apple Blue 

Electric and acoustic guitars performed by Micah Blakeslee
https://linktr.ee/MicahBlakeslee

Mixed and mastered by Math Bishop:
https://www.mathbishop.com/

Sign up now to the Candy Apple Blue Newsletter: 
http://bit.ly/CandyAppleBlue-EmailSignUp

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

Music video theme: A fun, artistic, light-hearted, and cheerful short showcasing a dream sequence of the band. The film footage shows them having a good time and not taking themselves too seriously. 

Starring Carly Emerick, Hoyt Emerick, Christina Siravo, Micah Blakeslee, Barklee, and Barnaby

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

🏆 Awarded Record of the Week on Bazz's Energy Express 🏆

lyrics

"All the Will in the World"
©2022, 2011 MRIX MUZIK (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved. Words & Music by Carly Emerick and Hoyt Emerick

Spoken Intro:
Well I bet you thought I was down for the count
That I was out of the running
Well this is my dream and I'm not giving up that easy!

Verse 1:
You thought I’d break down while you tore me apart
I plan my attack I’m coming straight for your heart

Lead In:
I’m never giving up
So make room for me
I’m gonna catch right up 
Maybe then you will see

Chorus:
I’ve got all the will in the world
I’m gonna be your number one girl
And you’ll love me forever
I don’t know why, I don’t know why it’s taken forever
I’m gonna keep knocking until you let me in, yeah!

Spoken Middle:
Let me in, come on, let me it!

Verse 2:
Determination and the goal in sight
I’m out here on the sidelines till the moments right

Lead In:
I’m never giving up
Yeah make room for me
I’m gonna catch right up
Baby, then you will see

(Repeat Chorus)

Break down:
I’ve got all the will in the world, I’ve got
I’ve got all the will in the world, I’ve got
I’ve got all the will in the world to survive!
All the will in the world!

(Guitar Solo)

I’ve got all the will in the world, I’ve got 
I’ve got all the will in the world, I’ve got
I’ve got all the will in the world to survive!
All the will in the world!

Outro:
I'm gonna keep knocking until you let me in! Let me in!

Spoken Outro:
I'm never giving up, I'm never giving up, I'm never giving up.

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.

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Chosen as "Record of the Week" on Bazz's Energy Express!


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

All the Will in the World (ft. Christina Siravo) Official Cover Art

 

Candy Apple Blue All the Will in the World ft. Christina Siravo
Candy Apple Blue - All the Will in the World (ft. Christina Siravo)
Official Cover Art

Music News Announcement: 

Coming February 25th is our 1980s throwback anthem titled All the Will in the World! This pulsating electronic rocker has soaring rock guitars performed by Micah Blakeslee and features a sensational vocal performance by Christina Siravo! 

All the Will in the World by Candy Apple Blue is a 1980s inspired upbeat new wave pop-rock song about overcoming obstacles and following your dreams. It's about knowing that even though you are gonna hit roadblocks in life, you're never going to just quit and give up. It's about the triumph of the human spirit. It's been described by our inner circle to have a No Doubt meets The Killers sound!

This 3-track EP contains the main mix, an extended mix, and the instrumental.

Professionally mixed and mastered by multi-talented Math Bishop!

The cover art was drawn and designed with so much love and detail by the amazing Magenta Arts!