TobyMac released his latest album ‘Eye On It,’ on Forefront Records on 24th August 2012.
Since its release ‘Eye On It’ has dominated several charts taking the number 1 spot on the overall iTunes chart continuing on the success of the lead single ‘Me Without You,’ which went straight to the number 1 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs and iTunes.
“I want my music to depict what I’m going through. I want to write about the things that upset me, move me, hurt me and haunt me. The things that are real,” says TobyMac. “With ‘Tonight,’ I was determined to live more passionately with God. I was laying down the gauntlet. ‘Eye On It’ is a continuation of that. It’s saying, ‘This is the person I want to be and I’m going to keep my eye on it, God willing!’”
The 12 tracks comprising ‘Eye On It’ pull from TobyMac’s personal influences (‘Made For You’ and ‘Family’), as well as a nod to his ascension into music (‘Thankful For You’). ‘Eye On It’ features musical guests including reigning GMA Dove Awards New Artist of the Year, Jamie Grace (‘Favorite Song’), Group1Crew’s Blanca Reyes (‘UnStoppable’) and Christian rap heavyweight Lecrae (‘Forgiveness’). Along with TobyMac’s first three solo projects, his 2009 release, ‘Tonight,’ was recently certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
TobyMac, who has been at the forefront of popular Christian music for decades first made his name with dcTalk before embarking on a solo career in 2000. As a group, dcTalk, set records, won multiple Grammy’s and sold over 8 million albums.
TobyMac has four albums: ‘Momentum’ (2001), ‘Welcome To Diverse City’ (2004), ‘Portable Sounds’ (2007), and ‘Tonight’ (2010), as well as two remixed albums of the first two albums titled ‘Re:Mix Momentum’ and ‘Renovating Diverse City,’ respectively.
“I want my music to be everywhere, I want it to be heard. I want to give people an opportunity to enjoy my music, and maybe even hear about this beautiful truth that’s in it,” says TobyMac.