The Disclosures’ first album proves that credit unions have a lot to sing about.
Entitled, "(Hey, We’re) the Disclosures," the all-acoustic album features original songs that in some way revolve around credit unions.
Dubbing their musical genre "thrift-rock," the duo of Wisconsin Credit Union League Web Producer/Member Development Strategist Chad Helminak and National Credit Union Foundation Director of Communications Christopher Morris have found a way to combine their love of music with the credit union industry.
"We focused on making quality rock songs first and foremost, while still delivering on that message of thrift and cooperativeness," said Helminak. "We had a blast writing and recording our songs and hope that comes through on our album and live performances."
This album was actually inspired by the success of their first credit union-themed song, "Movin’ on With My Money," recorded for the Young & Free music video contest. Their music video came in third place with thousands of views on YouTube and even drew the attention of the Huffington Post’s "Move Your Money" campaign.
"Credit unions have long been thought of as a best-kept secret in the financial industry," said Morris. "We wanted to spread that secret in our own unique way and help people gain a better understanding of what credit unions are and how they differ from other institutions."
The Disclosures are also slated to perform at several events, including education breakout sessions on CU history and philosophy peppered with their songs.