Six time Grammy award winner TobyMac, released the new album,”This Is Not A Test” on August 7. The 15 songs are packed with upbeat tunes and God-honoring lyrics. Their funky sound features horns, pop, soul, hip-hop, rock, and a beat that makes you want to dance.
Toby has been singing since 1987, when the band dc Talk came out. (That was a long time ago-when my dad was a kid!) The band was popular in the 80s, but Toby decided to leave in order to pursue a solo career. He’s won the American Music Award twice, the Billboard Music Award twice as a Christian artist, the Dove Award 13 times, and one Grammy award.
It seems like whatever is popular that year, Toby includes in his music. For instance, this year, it’s horns and pop. In 2013, it was dubstep. He really seems to pay attention to what’s hot in the music industry. But is every song worth buying on his new album? In my opinion, no. I think that some songs are a little too repetitive, while others just aren’t my taste. Although, my personal favorite song, Like A Match, is my “happy music.” It has a bouncy sound that always makes me smile.
I think that the album is one of Toby’s best. Here’s the music video to one of his songs, Feel It. Tell me what you think below! Enjoy!