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EDITORS’ NOTES

Unto Us surrounds Aaron Shust’s full-bodied vocals with sumptuous arrangements rendered by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, all in the service of bringing the Nativity story to vibrant life. The album celebrates the coming of Jesus with a deft interweaving of traditional and contemporary elements. Shust’s vocals—among the most evocative in Christian pop/rock—bring a warmth and sincerity to the material, whether subdued (“Bethlehem”) or boisterous (“Rejoice”). “Advent Carol” (based on a 19th-century hymn) is particularly gorgeous melodically and resonant spiritually. “Go Tell It” pairs Shust with a Southern-style gospel choir and horn section.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Unto Us surrounds Aaron Shust’s full-bodied vocals with sumptuous arrangements rendered by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, all in the service of bringing the Nativity story to vibrant life. The album celebrates the coming of Jesus with a deft interweaving of traditional and contemporary elements. Shust’s vocals—among the most evocative in Christian pop/rock—bring a warmth and sincerity to the material, whether subdued (“Bethlehem”) or boisterous (“Rejoice”). “Advent Carol” (based on a 19th-century hymn) is particularly gorgeous melodically and resonant spiritually. “Go Tell It” pairs Shust with a Southern-style gospel choir and horn section.

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About Aaron Shust

A contemporary Christian singer and songwriter, Aaron Shust grew up in Pennsylvania but became a true musician in Georgia, where he studied music theory. His first album, Anything Worth Saying, was recorded in 2004, which landed him a deal with the Brash Music label soon thereafter. The album would end up becoming the fifth best-selling praise & worship record in 2006, and produced a genre radio hit with the single "My Savior My God." The song would go on to hit the top spot on a number of charts, eventually scoring Shust a Dove Award for Best Song. His second album, Whispered and Shouted, was released in the summer of 2007 to impressive sales, and featured the hit single "Give Me Words to Speak." Released in 2009, the full-length Take Over was followed by the Christmas EP, and 2011's This Is What We Believe included the number one hit "My Hope Is in You." In 2013 Shust released his fifth studio long-player, the Ed Cash-produced Morning Rises, and in 2014 he issued his first full-length holiday outing, Unto Us. Doxology arrived in 2015, followed in 2017 by Love Made a Way. ~ Chris True

HOMETOWN
Chicago, IL
BORN
October 31, 1975

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