I hate to show my age, but I remember buying DC Talk’s ‘Nu Thang’ album on cassette tape.
That was way before Gotee Records, Jesus Freak and the evolution of tobyMac as a solo artist.
The fact that tobyMac is not only producing, but creating music with an edge, is pretty flippin’ awesome.
Here’s the deets on his latest work:
Eye On It
As I said before, I don’t want to date myself too much, but here I am doing it, again. My teen and pre-teen daughter totally dig tobyMac. So, naturally, when tobyMac’s latest release came out, my wife and I decided we would get them a little “Back to School” present.
There. I said it.
I’m a little uneasy about being too vocal about it, since this album was suppose to be for them. Sure, they love it. They’re going around the house singing it and playing it all the time.
Yeah. I’ve been listening to it everyday for the past week.
I was really surprised by this album. There are not very many music artists that can sustain themselves this long and stay on the edge, and it would seem as though tobyMac is one of those artists that can.
You can preview ‘Eye On It’ via Amazon and iTunes. That should give you a pretty good idea of how it sounds. If you’ve liked his previous works–Tonight and Portable Sounds–you’ll dig this. Other than a few songs, this joker is high energy.
The lyrics are nothing but pure honey. A few of the songs have such a powerful message. Another great reminder that Christian music can be a powerful influence in your life, something that seems to be overlooked by some artists. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a ‘JPM’ (Jesus Per Minute) thing, these are big concepts I’m talking about. ‘Forgiveness ‘ with special guest Lecrae and ‘Speak Life’ are two songs that really stand-out in mind.
On a lighter note, Tru Dog is back with a humorous song titled, ‘Mac Daddy.’
The Deluxe Edition
When I went to drop some sweet mulla on this album, I was faced with a decision.
Get it from Amazon or spend the extra bucks and get the Deluxe Edition from iTunes.
The ‘extras’ include a few photos and some other junk not worth mentioning. What is worth mentioning, is the six remixed bonus tracks. Totally worth the extra $3. A few of them have a pretty sweet dub-step feel to them, too.
If you like tobyMac’s recent work, ‘Eye On It’ is a no-brainer.
Get it, now.
Learn more on the tobyMac website.
Giveaway We’re giving away a copy of the Deluxe Edition from iTunes! Here’s how you can win: Share this post via Twitter or Facebook Tell us your favorite tobyMac song in the comments, below We’ll randomly pick one of you next week!
[Image via Todd]