Midge Ure added to BBC Radio 2 Playlist
Midge Ure’s track ‘Become’ has just been added to the BBC Radio 2 playlist. The song is taken from Ure’s forthcoming album ‘Fragile’ which is set to be released on the 7th July.
‘Fragile’ is the first collection of new, original music from Grammy and Brit award winning musician Midge Ure in over a decade. “I have recorded various things over that period” Ure states, “a covers album of favourite songs, a few live CD’s and of course the latest Ultravox album Brilliant, so I haven’t been slacking. I just never felt the need to write and release an album just for the sake of it”.
‘Fragile’ is a culmination of influences garnered from a lifetime in the music business and shows elements of Ure’s musical journey displaying his accomplished guitar work (Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy) and the electronics and technology he has utilised since the late 1970’s (Visage, Ultravox). These elements combine and blend with ease thanks to his production and engineering skills. This really can be termed a ‘solo album’ as Midge has written, arranged, engineered, produced and played almost everything in his studio in Bath, England.
“It’s all about songs with melody and atmosphere” Ure claims “musical influences hopefully don’t ever stop and I think on this album you can hear elements of the music which has shaped me over the years. Kind of wearing my musical heart on my sleeve”