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Review: TobyMac releases compelling new Christian album ‘The Elements’ (Includes first-hand account)

The album opens with the spitfire title cut “The Elements,” which instantly lures the listeners into this album. It immediately breaks into “I just need U.” which has a positive message to it, as well as bittersweet and vulnerable “Scars.”

TobyMac picks up the pace with the inspirational “Everything,” and Aaron Cole joins him on a collaboration of the liberating “Starts With Me.” “Edge Of My Seat” is vivacious and rocking, and “It’s You” is yet another gorgeous ballad on the collection, with neat reverb on the chorus.

“Hello Future” is a lyrical masterpiece, and it closes with the melodic “Overflow” and the empowering “See The Light.” There is something in it for everybody.

This new album is available on iTunes.

The Verdict

TobyMac’s The Elements is a true work of musical art. It is raw, authentic and powerful. The Elements is perhaps his most compelling studio album to date that paints a vivid picture in the minds of his listeners, and it ought to be enjoyed from start to finish, without skipping a single track. TobyMac proves that he only gets better with age and wisdom. TobyMac is not afraid to be vulnerable, and in the end, his vulnerability is the listener’s reward. It garners five out of five stars.

Read More: TobyMac chatted with Digital Journal about his new album The Elements.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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