I am a lover of music. Some might even call me a musical snob. Having studied music most of my life, and long ago once aspired to professional musicianship, I love when I find good music. Original. Uplifting. Inspiring. Its powerful. Whether we admit it or not, there is a power within song, like no other.
I suppose its what makes worship so powerful! When we are all together, all in once accord…Singing songs and playing on instruments.. there is a joy and a love that is shown like no other, for our Lord and Savior.
Energy. I think of TobyMac. My kids love him. There is something about his music that just gets you going. Jump, shout, spin and shout… lol
And I got a sneak peek into his newest album: This Is Not A Test ! Are you excited? You should be! This one will get you dancing and singing!
This is packed with awesomeness (is that a word?). See for yourself:
1. Like a Match
2. Backseat Driver (featuring Hollyn & TRU)
3. This Is Not a Test (featuring Capital Kings)
4. Lights Shine Bright (featuring Hollyn)
5. Til the Day I Die (featuring NF)
6. Feel It (featuring Mr. Talkbox)
7. Move (Keep Walkin’)
8. Love Broke Thru
9. Beyond Me
10. Love Feels Like (featuring dc Talk)
12. Lift You Up (featuring Ryan Stevenson)
14. Beyond Me (Phenomenon Remix)
15. Like a Match (Garcia’s Remix)
Check out the great story behind the album here:
Toby McKeehan (known professionally as TobyMac) is a husband, father, performer, songwriter, producer, and businessman. Growing up in the northern Virginia suburbs adjacent to Washington D.C. helped instill his love for rap music. While attending Liberty University during the mid 80s, Toby met Michael Tait and Kevin Max Smith and these three friends formed the Grammy winning, platinum selling group dc Talk. Toby began his solo career in 1999 with his first solo album, Momentum, releasing in 2001. Momentum has been followed by four additional studio albums, Welcome to Diverse City (2004), Portable Sounds (2007), Tonight(2010), and Eye On It (2012), along with his first live album, Alive and Transported (2008). This Is Not A Test is his 6th studio album to be released. Starting with dc Talk, and then going solo when the group disbanded, Toby still clings to such rootsy notions as hard work, persistence, patience, and – perhaps most relevant of all – the power of music, which he insists is still what keeps him going. “It’s the truth,” he says. “I still believe that a song can penetrate a heart. I believe God can use a song to open someone’s mind and heart.”
Keep up with TobyMac
YOUTUBE CHANNEL – Includes a 3 part video series for the song Feel It