So what’s the fuss about? What’s going on with Freen in Green that we’ve been so tight lipped over the last few months for the most part, besides trickling out a few little pieces of info here and there?
We’ve been working very hard with our brand new team, and working on our debut album! Wait, WHAT? But you guys have had 5 albums out already, and countless side-albums, what gives?!
As you may know, Freen in Green is an animated band, with a story to go alongside all of the music you guys listen to. It’s a whimsical, bizarre tale of fantasy mixed in with reality, characters joining and characters leaving. It’s also not been the easiest to follow, after the very short lived origin comic, and the brief skits in This Album is Green. Beyond that, there’ve been a few interviews and a seldom updated blog on WordPress telling bits and pieces of a story.
So we’ve decided to make the push into a more accessible story, partnering with our new art and animation team to bring you animated shorts, music videos, and hopefully even better content featuring your favorite Canadian animated band (no, not them, us!)
What’s the big deal about? Well, if you don’t mind us breaking character just for a moment, the legacy story from 2009 with Mint, Adam, Aptiva, Smoker and Mysteri is very…. bloated. To properly tell the story of the band, you have to go through such a long list of people who aren’t even involved with us anymore. We’ve gotten quite a few people asking who or what Mint was, or what Adam had to do with FiG as it stands today. It also wasn’t fair to the new members of the band (Spektra, Annachie, Sparky, Zoot, etc) to have to wait for ages to get their time to shine, while in the music they’re already putting forth their best efforts– that origin comic was running in 2013, a solid 4 years later than the events it was telling.
With all due respect to everyone in the past that’s been involved in Freen in Green’s past, we’ve decided (with their blessings!) to move on and reboot the story. This upcoming album we’ve been hard at work on (previously titled “Hard Reset”, how foreboding, right?) will act as our debut album, the first phase in Freen in Green 2.0 if you will.
So what of the legacy content? It’s totally fine! It’s over here:
Where you can continue to enjoy our old stuff free of charge!
In-story, we’re going to be referring to these old albums as demo EPs, which culminated into Green Planet Adventures!, another album by FiG 2.0. So it’s not like everything to this point has been lost at all, either!
Who’s in the band? Here’s the great thing: Most of the current bandmembers are still there, albeit with minor tweaks– we’ve taken this opportunity to really iron out some things the folks behind the curtain weren’t satisfied with. The lineup is as follows:
Annachie on Drums
Aptiva on Guitar
Haylee (Mysteri) on Keys
Sparky on Bass or Rhythm Guitar
Zoot on just about anything else the song needs!
What’s that? Zoot’s back?! You bet! And he’s ready to bring the swing he’s known for this time, too.
In 2017 and going forward, we hope to bring you animated shorts, music videos, and also live performances (either streamed or in person) and just generally more content for you guys to get involved with, so sit tight and enjoy the ride!