TobyMac is a seven-time Grammy-winning Christian artist who has managed to stay relevant in the Christian music industry over multiple generations. He used to be the frontman for former band DC Talk and when they broke up, TobyMac became a solo act. His newest single, I Just Need U was released at the beginning of 2018, coming almost 3 years after his last album. The main theme of this song is talking about how we can't do any of this life on our own. The chorus goes like this "When I'm up when I'm down, when the wolves come around, when my feet hit the ground, I just need, I just need you." This talks about when there are bad and good things that happen in life, no matter what, we need Jesus. The song also says "on my darkest days, when I'm losing faith, no it ain't gon' change I just need, I just need you" which means on the days when we aren't doing great and things aren't going the best and when we start to lose faith, nothing changes, we still need Him in our lives.
Part of the song quotes the bible verse Psalm 23:4 that says Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. This verse is such a good tie into the song because it is talking about going through rough times and we don't have to fear evil because we have God with us. When we grow closer to the Lord, we have a better and bigger life to live. This song was released by Capitol Christian Music Group on Gotee Records. The lyrics were written by Bryan Fowler, Toby Mckeehan, and Finding Favour's Blake Neesmith. The genre it was written under is Christian/ Gospel. This song was the first new music from TobyMac since 2015. TobyMac said this about his new song "This song is about I land time and again after my futile attempts to handle life on my own. I am a born defector learning every day that the sweetest place and the only right place for me, is turning back and falling into the arms of a loving God." I don't know about you, but to me, those are some pretty powerful words right there about such an amazing God. If you want to hear this song and many others from multi-talented TobyMac, catch him on his Hits Deep Tour this spring! Check the song out!
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