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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Music Videos and Indie Artists

Carly Emerick of Candy Apple Blue
Carly Emerick of Candy Apple Blue
I am currently working very hard on editing the music video for A Touch Too Much. Our band, Candy Apple Blue, wants to give you our all!

We know that a lot of indie artists, in our musical peer group, don't take the time to shoot a music video. While it's true that filming and editing music videos can be a lot of hard work; I always personally felt that was a missed opportunity. Music videos give us a chance to connect with you on a completely different level. 

Hoyt and I grew up in the golden age of MTV. The artists that we got most excited about as kids always had music videos. 

What are your thoughts on this subject? 

#indieartists #musicvideos

~ Carly 

Carly Emerick of Candy Apple Blue (2023)
Carly Emerick (2023)

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Working With Nick Bramlett

Carly Emerick Nick Bramlett Hoyt Emerick Candy Apple Blue
Carly Emerick (left) Nick Bramlett (middle) Hoyt Emerick (right)
"When the three of us get together, there's musical magic in the air!"

Working with vocalist Nick Bramlett is always such a pleasure. He's a powerhouse of a performer who always sings with so much passion. He takes his craft very seriously. There are so many things we love about his vocal styling; including the subtle nuances he pours into his performances that add up in a big way.

For those of you who did not know, Nick is a Virgo and like all Virgo's he is a bit of a perfectionist. Sidenote: Both Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury were Virgos as well. 

We know we can always count on Nick to take our songs to the next level and breathe life into them.

Carly Emerick of Candy Apple Bule (2023)
"Power bangs are the best revenge!"
- Carly Emerick (keyboardist, songwriter)

Hoyt Emerick of Candy Apple Blue (2023)
Hoyt Emerick (songwriter)

Vocalist Nick Bramlett (2023)
Nick Bramlett (vocalist)

Monday, January 16, 2023

Breakthrough! (Album Update)

Many people have asked us when our forthcoming album, Breakthrough, will be ready? 

We wanted to report to you that we are halfway through the recording process. Like our prior albums (e.g. Second Sight, Powers Activate) we will continue the tradition of releasing our songs first as singles until we have enough material to comprise a full album. 

So far, the six songs that will be included on our fifth studio album, Breakthrough, are as follows:

Baby Blue (ft. Nick Bramlett) 
Dismissed (ft. Christina Siravo)
Graphic Equalizer
A Touch Too Much (ft. Nick Bramlett)
All the Will in the World (ft. Christina Siravo)
I Live 4 U (ft. Nick Bramlett)

For Hoyt and I, it's always been about the musical journey that we are on. We expect to hit the finish line by early 2024. For those of you that prefer to own a physical product, we will be pressing the album to the compact disc format. As an indie DIY band, we always go with the natural flow of the musical universe. 

So in conclusion, we are getting closer with every new single release. 

Sincerely, Carly

Carly Emerick and Nick Bramlett
Carly Emerick is pictured here with vocalist Nick Bramlett.

Monday, January 9, 2023

A Touch Too Much (Official Artwork)

A Touch Too Much Candy Apple Blue ft. Nick Bramlett (Matt Pop Mix)

Candy Apple Blue - A Touch Too Much (Matt Pop Mix)
featuring Nick Bramlett 

We are totally stoked to announce to you that we have a brand new single coming out on Feb. 10th (just 4 days before Valentine's Day) called A Touch Too Much. A Touch Too Much is about having a strong physical attraction towards somebody that you don't really have room for in your life. 

The song features a confident and passionate vocal performance from the amazing Nick Bramlett. And the real cherry 🍒 on top for all three of us is that Dutch music producer Matt Pop remixed the track to pop perfection! This stellar dance floor anthem is sure to make you guys bop! Its cleverly written lyrics, strong melody, powerful vocals, and shimmering production will surely put a big smile on your face. 

We shot some music video footage last night and now we are hard at work in the video editing process. In the meantime, we wanted to share with you the official artwork for this 2-track digital single. A Touch Too Much is taken from our forthcoming coming album, Breakthrough! So mark your calendars for Feb. 10th! 

Candy Apple Blue A Touch Too Much T-Shirt
Official "A Touch Too Much" T-Shirts available
here: A Touch Too Much