The wait is over….. Toby’s here!
You watched 5- time Grammy Winner TobyMac on Good Morning America with Mandisa, now sit back and enjoy my review of his new album “Eye On It”.
1. Me Without You: Do you ever feel lost? I know I do. TobyMac’s first single is all about finding oneself in God. Christianity can help many (including myself) discover who you are and lead you the right way. The dance tune is ready for a Christian club, but its lyrics are meant for the heart.
2. Steal My Show – This somber yet catchy tune talks about letting God take over your life. Specifically, Toby describes how he lets God take over his performances. He expresses his need for God to use his “shows”.
3. Eye On It – Is a powerful anthem! It describes a Christian’s purpose to run the good race toward God. Heaven is the ultimate goal he is aiming for. Toby is rejecting the things of the world to remain on the only road that leads to salvation.
4. Forgiveness (ft. Lecrae) – Have you ever wanted to be forgiven for your faults? Well, the track “forgiveness” is about just that. The slow sweet rap tune gives listeners the assurance that everyone needs forgiveness…. and God forgives you for everything. The track features Christian hip hop artist Lecrae Moore.
5. Speak Life – Words can cut you in half! That is precisely why the song “Speak Life” tells music lovers to speak positive words to others. You never know if your words will influence someone to take their own life or begin anew. You can bring hope and love into people’s lives.
6. Unstoppable (ft Group1Crew’s Bianca) – This song’s message returns to Toby’s “Jesus Freak” days (with dc Talk). The rock infused rap mix is addicting for the true music lover. The message is all about Christians being different in the world and that our eyes are on the ultimate prize of Heaven. Christians are Unstoppable! The song features the vocals of hip hip group Group 1 Crew’s front lady Bianca.
7. Lose Myself – “I want to lose myself to find you” are the lyrics from Toby’s song about denying the lusts and desires of the world to become the person God wants you to be. He tells God in the song He wants Him to mold him and completely lose himself in Him. The outer space like music is the perfect workout track, as well as, a soundtrack to any motion picture production.
8. Family – Fight for your family! Toby expresses his desire to fight to keep marriage together. Obstacles may come, but never let anything break your union (and family). God put it together and Toby’s slow ballad makes you believe in the power of family all over again.
9. Thankful For You – This is a song of thanks to God. God took him to places he never dreamt he would go. Starting from humble beginnings to the CCM superstar he is now was all God’s doing. Toby acknowledges his thanks to his Heavenly Father for every door in his life that has opened. The steady urban beat is impossible not to love.
10. Made For Me – This single is about the perfect match in one’s life. He talks about his wife… the one God designed and made just for him. It’s like a man’s version of Rebecca St. James’ “Wait For Me”…. after the wedding. The up-tempo Jamaican tune is sure to please all the romantics out there.
11. Mac Daddy (Tru’s Reality) – Toby’s son Truett steps up to the mic to express his desire to make his own music. The song shows Toby’s son asking his father for a “Mac” (electronics and modern tools to create music) and Toby instilling a good work ethic in his offspring. This fun song has a morally good message for all.
12. Favorite Song – The final track (before the remixes) is about one’s joy being in God’s presence. The duet (with fellow CCM artist Jaime Grace) talks about someone living to God’s beat. Someone has accepted Christ and become a new Christian. God is now “like a lyric to his favorite song”.
The deluxe edition features HOT remixes of the following tracks:
Me Without You
Steal My Show
Loud and Clear ( the song ft. his son Truett from his 2010 album “Tonight“)
*A Special Thanks to Brian from The M Collective and TobyMac for the digital version of “Eye On It”*