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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Join Us for the Music Video Premiere of Graphic Equalizer!

Candy Apple Blue - Graphic Equalizer (Official Music Video)

You are cordially invited to join us in the live chat room this Friday at 1 PM as we excitedly premiere the music video for our new single called Graphic Equalizer!

Come set your reminder now to be there with us to join in on all of the technological fun! If you are a lover of 80s music, catchy melodies, and old school HiFi stereo equipment then you're in store for a real treat!

Friday, November 4, 2022

Graphic Equalizer - Official Cover Art

Candy Apple Blue Graphic Equalizer Official Cover Art
Candy Apple Blue - Graphic Equalizer

"Graphic Equalizer is an ode to the glory days of the Hi-Fi high-end audio hardware units of the 1980s. There was a time when all home stereo systems came shipped with a graphic equalizer and huge tower floor-standing speakers. Our fascination with this device, which allows the separate control of the frequency bands in audio to suit your personal taste or the acoustics of your room, led to us composing this song." ~ Carly Emerick of Candy Apple Blue

24-Bit Audiophile Download

Releases November 18, 2022

Official Music Video Premiere at 1PM (GMT-4) on Nov. 18th, 2022

Graphic Equalizer was written, produced, and performed by Candy Apple Blue

Additional remix work by Juno Dreams

Electric guitars performed by Micah Blakeslee

Mixed and mastered by Math Bishop:

Cover Art by Carly Emerick
Fading Brunette™ Studios

Carly of Candy Apple Blue (Graphic Equalizer Photo Session)

Carly Emerick of Candy Apple Blue (Graphic Equalizer Photo Session)

"So my friend, William, recently asked me what Graphic Equalizer was about. I explained to him that it was exactly about the hardware units that came shipped with most home audio stereo systems back in the 1980s and my fascination with that device.

Hoyt and I didn't want the song to be about a romantic relationship, although we could have easily gone that route. We thought that there are enough songs like that out there already. We thought the best way to keep the song original and unique was to keep the subject matter strictly about Hi-Fi audio.

In this day and age, it's hard to think up a song title that hasn't been used before. Graphic Equalizer is one of those unusual titles. I remember back when Rihanna first released Umbrella. I thought oh how clever. If you ask me a great song starts with a great song title!"

~ Carly of Candy Apple Blue

"An audiophile is a person who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction. This accomplishment could never be achieved without the aid of a Graphic Equalizer. Our song is a heartfelt dedication to this glorious device!"

~ Carly of Candy Apple Blue

Hoyt of Candy Apple Blue (Graphic Equalizer Photo Session)

Hoyt of Candy Apple Blue (Graphic Equalizer Photo Session)

"Graphic Equalizer is dedicated to those of you who wanted to hear Carly and I sing again. This new retro wave song screams early 1980s with influences ranging from The Buggles, A Flock of Seagulls, Berlin, and Missing Persons. 

We originally composed Graphic Equalizer on an old Casio SK-1. This model was a toy sampling keyboard from 1985. It had only 4-note polyphony which was just enough for us to compose the chords. We hit the preprogrammed drum beat, and off we were composing the song. We did use the sampling feature which had a time limit of just over a second which was enough for us at the time. In the official version of the song, (which releases on Nov. 18th) we used a vocoder instead.

We are really excited to share this new song with you. If you're a Hi-Fi audio nerd, like us, Graphic Equalizer might just end up being your new favorite song!"

~  Hoyt of Candy Apple Blue

Carly Emerick Hoyt Emerick Graphic Equalizer