The Coventry-based five-piece Candid have started 2023 with a bang after announcing that they have signed with the famous Marquee Records, (part of the legendary London music venue) with worldwide song distribution via Right Track/Universal Music Operations. This follows up the recent exciting revelation that the band are holding a huge hometown show at the HMV Coventry Empire on April the 29th. Finally, Candid release their new single ‘Tonight’ this Friday, the 24th of February.
Marquee head Colin Peter (Freddie Mercury, Erasure, Luther Vandross) said, “There’s something big brewing with these boys. We can feel it, we can hear it and we are delighted to be a part of it!”
On signing with Marquee records, Candid frontman Rob Latimer had this to say: “This is very exciting, it feels like the right next step to get our music heard on a bigger scale. The team at Marquee are great and we’re buzzing to be working alongside them with our next series of releases. Equally, our music has stepped up in quality - the songs are bigger and better with a real solidified confident sound to accompany the improvements we are making outside of the band.”
The new Candid single, ‘Tonight’ is a double A-side release, coupled with new track ‘Wasted Time’. An introspective song, ‘Tonight’ is reflective of a certain period of time for the band: “Tonight is almost a lightbulb moment that a few things needed to change.” A fireball of energy, ‘Tonight’ reflects the new sound that Candid has painstakingly developed. Rich in melody, fast in attack, with the hook delivered early and a punchy bass.
Both tracks were recorded in Liverpool with Richard Turvey (Blossoms), a collaborative experience for the band. Rob Latimer concluded: “We love Liverpool, there’s a great feeling when you’re in the city. I think it really translates into the music too. Rich is a great producer and has enhanced our last three releases hugely, equally the same with Tonight - it made perfect sense to work with him. We recorded at Coastal Sound Recording Studios which is a beautiful place & hopefully we’ll work there soon on something new - we’ve got plenty in the pipeline.”
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