NU DNA is made up of Midwesterners Larry and Marc Frye and Kelvin Moore. According to the group’s press kit, “NU DNA is what happens to a person’s Deoxyribonucleic Acid after just one real encounter with Christ.”
Recognizing that biochemical theology is not a subject typically bantered about in gospel music circles, the listener is primed and ready for a fresh new approach to gospel music. The group doesn’t disappoint.
NU DNA’s groove is more R. Kelly than T. Dorsey, and will therefore appeal more to urban contemporary gospel legions than old-schoolers, but no matter. On the promo tracks I heard, the group focuses on the tipping points in life, such as earthly temptation and the loss of a loved one. At the same time, they weave a positive and hopeful message throughout the lyrics. It’s serious and intense, and a welcomed break from the heavy doses of praise and worship in today’s gospel music.
Their debut CD was released on the new Mini Tracks label out of Chicago.