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TobyMac – This Is Not A Test

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TobyMac
This Is Not A Test
Forefront

The sensational new release from TobyMac drops this week and with it he continues to show that his “Lights Shine Bright.” Everyone has their preferences, but “This Is Not a Test” is to me one of his most accessible and original CD’s in a long time. Right from the start with the energetic “Like a Match” to the testimonial “Undeniable,” the CD is jam-packed with Gospel-centric lyrics and burst of rock and hip-hop that’s sure to add to his already flavorful live performances.

A few notable tracks; first, the smooth “Love Broke Thru” with it’s airy chorus and meaningful testimony. Secondly, “Love Feels Like” features a reunited (electronically) DC Talk. Aside from it just being a great song, it’s a glimpse of just how powerful and relevant a DC Talk reunion could be. While he may jest about it in the intro of “Til the Day I Die,” I am still thinking it would be the most phenomenal thing to happen in CCM in a long time.

On the new CD, Toby has stated;

The title of the album comes as a reminder to “make every moment count, and make every second count,” explains TobyMac. “I started collecting concepts as soon as I turned in the last record three years ago, and started working on this album a year and a half ago. The concepts are all based on my life experiences.” An album that he feels reflects important themes like loving each other well and the richness of diversity.

I think that summarizes it very well. Three years of hard work and intentionality pays off for your and I and TobyMac fans all over the world. I for one will be watching for the upcoming tour with much anticipation and in the mean time, strike it up and let your love rock on.

– Ken W.

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