Got a chance to listen to the new tobyMac album this past week (full disclosure: EMI sent it free for me to review) – Eye On It landed on iTunes a couple days ago and I’m pretty sure my kids already have the whole thing memorized. I grew up on DC Talk way back in the day (isn’t it about time for a reunion tour or something?) and as always tobyMac delivers some catchy pop-candy tunes and a little dubstep for good measure.
Best tracks on the new album:
Forgiveness (featuring Lecrae) – Great song and great message about making mistakes and forgiveness. Love it, sure to be one of the most popular on the whole album.
Mac Daddy – A hilarious song about a kid trying to get his dad to buy him a MacBook. Fun, catchy song. Easily my personal favorite.Invite teenagers into an epic adventure with Jesus. Check out Pierced: The New Testament today!
Me Without You – this is the first single from Eye On It, getting tons of play on Christian radio right now. Not sure if it is about his wife (like the later track Made For Me) or if it was about God. They both work for interpretations and is a great crossover song.
Steal My Show – a great song about God taking over a concert and His Spirit showing up. Great thoughts in here about less of us, more of Him. I like this one a lot, reminds me of my place on stage.
All in all … a great album to recommend to your students with a couple of great tunes that should immediately go in your pre-youth group playlist. Good stuff!