November 20, 2020 ... The best-selling group in the history of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM), DC Talk, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their RIAA double-platinum album, Jesus Freak with a collection of releases, contests and more, all kicking off today.
This record was more the three of us than anything we had ever done together up to that point” says TobyMac, who was also the albums co-producer. “This was the first album that sounded like Michael, Kevin and Toby. Those guys are such great vocalists that I didn’t have any more time for them to sing choruses. I wanted to hear some of their passionate vocals in the verses and beyond. Looking back I am so glad that we took a hip hop touring group and added guitars and rock to transform and grow the sound. We went into that house that we turned into a studio, with no formula and said musically whatever comes...
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It's interesting to watch music becoming more episodic, like a serial TV show that releases a new chapter each week. Centricity Music has been regularly releasing new singles for their artists for a while now, from splitting up Jason Gray's Order, Disorder, Reorder album into three EP's, to slowly releasing new music from artists like Jordan Feliz and Apollo LTD that bundles together each new single into an EP with each new track's release. The label's resident happy hip-hop artist PEABOD has spent much of 2020 prepping the first half of a new musical venture, inspired by his personal struggle with bitterness and cynicism, something God has since brought him out of. The first half of his Growing Up project, Growing Up, Part 1 gathers up three singles that debuted separately over the summer and adds two additional tracks for a more complete and rounded thematic experience...
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Coming on the heels of 2018's hit album, Burn the Ships, for KING & COUNTRY returns with the holiday offering, A Drummer Boy Christmas. Comprising of mostly familiar tunes, the Smallbone brothers present their own unique vision with a set list that has purpose. The old carols and hymns are given the duo's signature sound, a couple original tunes are added to the mix, along with a pair of monologues to help move the album along. In many ways, Drummer Boy feels like a Christmas pageant with three movements or acts to help celebrate Christ's birth...
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