Carolyn Marie “Surrender”

Carolyn MarieArtist:
Daniel L. Maldonado
Add Date:
May 25, 2016


Here at HIP Video Promo, we’re always anxious for the opportunity to work with the best homegrown talent. In 2015 we were psyched to bring you two dynamic videos, “Our Favorite Song” and “The Moment,” from unstoppably enthusiastic Carolyn Marie. This Rutgers University graduate turned heads and churned hips, flexing her diverse musical muscle with songs scanning the pop and dance spectrum. For her new single and video, “Surrender,” she drops the hammer with a propulsive jam that will get any dance floor moving and grooving.

This Jersey girl knows that “the harder you work, then the luckier you get.” This attitude is what got her in with Grammy award winning producer Earl Cohen, EMI/Sony ATV producer Synematik, got her debut EP Backstage Pass released by Swedish label Clubstream Pink, and found her charting as far away as South Korea! Her collaboration with Rutgers alumni and advocate Eric LeGrand, “Take Back The Power,” showed that she’s more than just a pretty face and a dynamic voice, she’s also a wicked smart artist.

“Surrender” first made waves when it was a finalist in the US Songwriting Competition. The slick production, impeccable vocal delivery, and perfectly paced highs and lows may seem like something studied in a songwriting textbook. The truth is, however, that these songs just come naturally to Carolyn, knowing that she should always trust her instincts.

The video begins with an intense interrogation in a darkened room. Carolyn looks across the table at herself, demanding she find accountability for her own actions, which have yet to be revealed. As the evidence stacks up, she goes toe to toe with herself. A handful of black and white flashbacks come on screen to relive the events of this crime of passion. The video requires a keen-eyed viewer to follow the plot twists and the subtle changes in each character.

In between the narrative sequences, a rousing array of lights and colors flash across the screen, with Carolyn brilliantly owning the camera. This self-described workaholic has enough energy to propel a small turbine, and it is on full display as her vivacious personality shines bright on camera.

We’re thrilled to be working with Carolyn Marie once again and show our New Jersey pride! We’re happy to do whatever we can to make sure this video gets into your programming, so please get in touch. Please contact Andy Gesner and the HIP Video Promo staff at (732)-613-1779 or email us at You can also visit for more info on Carolyn Marie.

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