Sibling band gets “loud” with first album


David Green, Reporter

Fans of family bands can rejoice. The latest sibling group to hit the airwaves, R5, has released their debut album, “Louder”.

R5 is led by Disney star Ross Lynch, known by many as Austin from “Austin & Ally”. He is joined by his sister Rydel, brothers Riker and Rocky, and their best friend, Ratliff. The group was signed by Hollywood Records in April 2012 and they got right to work on their first album.

“Pass Me By”, the first single from “Louder” is an upbeat song that talks about the band members’ feelings for their significant others. The ballad was smooth, although a little sappy. Sentimentality is not always a bad thing, however, and it wouldn’t stop me from listening to this song over and over. All in all, I feel like the bright tones and catchy chorus of “Pass Me By” really make the song stand out.