Watch Hemming's "Hard on Myself" Video
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:09:13
Philadelphia's Candice Martello, who writes and records as Hemming, has released her very first video for her song "Hard on Myself."
Check it out below.
Hemming is the newest protégé of superstar songwriter and producer Linda Perry and the winner of Perry's VH1 Show, Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project, a show developed by Perry as an antithesis to music competition shows. Perry hates American Idol.
Martello, or Hemming, initially joined the show mid-season as one-half of Philadelphia-based punk band Omar with drummer Nick Fanelli, but caught Perry's attention for her solo work. Candice remained on the show developing her solo work which lead to a recording contract with Perry's Custard Records.
"This is one of my most proudest moments. When making any record a producer has a list of things you hope an artist brings to the studio," says Perry. "Songs that are strong even without the bells and whistles. They are just good all on their own. Raw honest emotion, the kind of emotion that this industry was once built on. A voice you can believe. Creativity, talent and musicianship and a star. When they walk into the room they are a star. When they sing each line you feel it believe it want to embrace it curl up next to it and hold on each breath til the end of time, because they are a Star you want to follow. Hemming is all of it! I know she will prove to be much more."
Perry penned huge hits for Pink and Christina Aguilera, so she knows. That is quite an endorsement for Hemming to receive from her.
Are you feeling Hemming? Pick up the song at iTunes.