TobyMac’s The Elements will release on Oct. 12 providing the first new collection of music from the chart-topping artist in three years. The Elements marks the 7X GRAMMY® winner’s seventh album following the RIAA Gold Certification of his previous six solo albums. Billboard exclusively announced the 11 track album on their homepage.
TobyMac started crafting The Elements on the road, writing songs and bringing producers out on tour to collaborate. “The most important thing to me are the concepts, what am I saying to people,” he shared with Billboard.“I’ve got to be going through some life myself and that’s why it takes so long. I have to experience some things, struggle with some things, overcome some things and get in the trenches before I have enough to write about. That’s why it takes me a few years because I want to write about what’s really going on in my life. I find when you write about what’s really happening in life it resonates more with people than fictional stuff.”
The Elements boasts TobyMac’s biggest song in six years, “I just need U.” The track is the fastest charting single in his career, topping radio charts for twelve weeks. The album’s other prior release, “Everything,” is following suit by raking in 60+ early adds at radio, now climbing to No. 4 at Hot AC and in the top 15 at AC Indicator, AC Monitored and Christian Airplay.
TobyMac amassed five Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award nominations for the upcoming 49th annual GMA Dove Awards, including nods in major categories such as Song of the Year (“I just need U.”), Songwriter of the Year (Artist) and Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year.
Following a string of 18 sold out arena shows this year as a part of his “HITS DEEP Tour,” TobyMac and his DiverseCity Band will embark on the unprecedented “TobyMac & DiverseCity Band: The Theatre Tour” with special guest Ryan Stevenson. Offering fans an unprecedented, intimate music experience, the rare 12 city run will traverse the east coast and Midwest including stops in Texas, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and more. For more information, visit www.TobyMac.com.
The Elements Track Listing:
1. The Elements
2. I just need U.
5. Starts With Me (feat. Aaron Cole)
6. Edge Of My Seat
7. It’s You
8. Horizon (A New Day)
9. Hello Future
11. See The Light
With more than 5 million units in career sales and a whopping seven GRAMMY® Awards, TobyMac’s career continues on the fast track. His most recent RIAA Certified Gold studio album, THIS IS NOT A TEST garnered a GRAMMY® Award, Billboard Music Award nomination on top of a high marking debut at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200. Each of his six studio solo projects have achieved Gold certification, a first for any artist in the history of his label, Capitol Christian Music Group. Among those EYE ON IT, which debuted atop the Billboard 200, only the third ever Christian album to do so. The Elements, his awaited newest collection of music, will release on Oct. 12 boasting “Everything” alongside the chart-topper “I just need U.”