Hello to all UP frat members!
As the UNITED PROGRESSIVE FRATERNITY celebrates its first 12 month of existence, I am happy to announce that UPF band members around the world (we are truly international) are currently hard at work on the follow-up to our debut album ‘Fall in Love with the World’.
The concept behind the next project will delve deeper into the environmental issues that we all face as a united world. We have several band members working on the music, arrangements and lyrical ideas. Even our own Julia Bradshaw (UPF Manager) has come up with some very interesting ideas based on the book ‘Planetary Overload’ by Professor Tony McMichael, who sadly passed away in September 2014. We actually have clearance from the publisher to use the title of the book for the new album.
One of the first tracks that we are working on is ‘Mercenaries’. which was written and arranged by Steve Unruh. This track was specifically written for the upcoming ‘Decameron 3’ project but will also be featured on ‘Planetary Overload’. We are still looking for people who want to contribute towards our upcoming projects as we want to make this a truly united effort on all fronts. Contact me if you have an idea to contribute.
Many of you are asking about guest musicians and who they may be. I am glad to say we have commitments from several brilliant musicians and will continue to source for more. We are particularly interested in musicians who play unusual instruments, as this can set up some very unique hooks.
So, as you can see, “Planetary Overload” will be well worth the wait, both musically and lyrically, and will culminate with a series of exciting global musical events and collaborations that will raise further awareness about the plight of our planet and what we can all do to help. Our entire survival depends on what action humanity takes in the next few years, and the United Progressive Fraternity is striving to create the best communicated album ever made. Thank you for your continuing and endearing support, fellow UP frat members! Truey X