Passionate, intense, contagious---this brother/sister
duo's love for Jesus shines through every cut on their hot debut
album. Check out their fresh acoustic sound and warm, lilting
harmonies in "Reason," "Fallen King," "Katie," and other original
Brother/sister duo LaRue is walking a path God calls
few so young to take. Phillip LaRue, 17, and Natalie LaRue, 15,
who came out with their debut album, La Rue on February 8, 2000,
displayed a wisdom and maturity that undeniably reflects the sacrificial
investment of other family members who are as much a part of this
talented group as the two tender singer/songwriters themselves.
The pair also shines with a passionate love for
their Savior, whom they are contagiously committed to sharing
with their peers.
Working with producers Rick Elias, Mike Lenny and
Ken Mary, LaRue has created a collection of songs that belie their
few years in lyrical depth, and treat listeners to a vocal banquet,
at once breathy soft, then almost growling with rich, honey-tinged
strength. The group's sound lays warm, lilting harmonies atop
fresh, energetic guitars, for a result that's closest to acoustic-based
pop, but hints of modern rock on the edges. Both the sound and
the songs are straight from the heart of teenagers to teenagers,
with Phillip and Natalie co-writing every song on the album themselves,
and trading lead vocals with no sign of sibling rivalry.
With two critically acclaimed albums and over 175,000
units sold, Phillip and Natalie LaRue have accomplished a lot
in the last 4 years. But, with Reaching, the promise of greatness
seen in their earlier efforts has come to full bloom. With the
expert help of award-winning producers Monroe Jones and Matt Bronleewe
as well as their long-time friend and veteran producer, Ken Mary,
LaRue comes back in this third effort with a full band and a whole
new level of songwriting and musical performance. The depth and
honesty of the lyrics reveal a deeper spiritual awakening as well
as exploreing what it means to surrender everything to Christ.
"The core of Phillip and Natalie nowadays is
a passionate pursuit for knowledge of God and the heavenly kingdom.
They seek it for themselves and challenge others to seek it as