YOU To Be Officially Released November 13th On Razor & Tie
Today, November 13, 2015, Phillip LaRue will release his new solo album, You, through Razor & Tie. LaRue draws from vivid personal memories and family connections to create the album’s 10 soulful tracks, each resonating with his own personal story and striking lyrical craftsmanship. The individuals closest to LaRue populate the album, from the shimmering acoustic guitar of “Sweet Love” that paints a vivid picture of Phillip’s bond with his infant son, to the plaintive orchestration of “Diane”, which reflects on his grandmother’s struggle with dementia.
In describing You, LaRue writes, “There are moments where it’s just me and an acoustic guitar; then there are moments that are musically more lush, ethereal and dramatic. My album is a mixture of those different worlds, and hopefully it encourages people to lean into the lyrics and melodies.”
The music video for his single “Memories” first debuted on Idolator, who remarked that the song is “completely weighted with heartfelt emotion, and the video takes that to new heights.” The soaring track “Lighthouse” later debuted on Popmatters.
LaRue has solidified himself as an in-demand songwriter over the course of the past decade. He co-wrote the #1 gold-certified hit “Whiskey In My Water” for Tyler Farr, and his music has received high-profile placements on programs such as Nashville, The Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars.
“I truly think the best songs on the planet either come from a place of great joy or great pain and I had the time to make sure I didn’t compromise this belief,” LaRue tells CBS News. “This album was a labor of love for myself and my producer and friend Gabe Scott. We treated each song individually and tried our best to honor the lyric over production.”