TobyMac says God helped him cope with ache of son’s dying
(CP) Christian trailblazer TobyMac thought he’d laid down his iconic up-tempo songs for good following his son’s dying. However in creating songs for his new album Life After Death God revealed that even within the darkest depths of despair, he nonetheless had it in him and music would convey therapeutic to him and his household.
Within the album, TobyMac, whose actual title is Kevin Michael McKeehan, opens the curtains to disclose the journey of grief he is been strolling via since his household’s loss and the way God has walked with him each step of the way in which.
Throughout an interview with The Christian Put up, TobyMac opened up in regards to the depth of his grief after his son, Truett Foster McKeehan, died from an overdose at his house on Oct. 23, 2019.
“Via this season, I simply saved writing. I believe it was my manner of coping with it, actually, and even asking, being confused, and even being keen to put out being confused in a track and being annoyed with God,” he instructed CP. “However popping out on the opposite facet, I spotted how He is so good to us, and type. Even within the darkest valley, He would not promise to remove the ache, however He guarantees that He’ll be there in it with us, and He was and He’s nonetheless.”
The daddy of 4 stated he and his household have performed many issues to course of their grief, together with writing songs collectively. Life After Demise incorporates a track penned along with his daughter Marlee titled “Every part About You.”
“I used to be simply pondering to myself, ‘How may I assist my children and myself cope with this type of grief?'” he recalled pondering earlier than approaching his daughter for the collaboration.
Life After Death is a set of music that serves as a journal for the Grammy Award-winner the place he expresses the “good, dangerous and ugly” of shedding his firstborn son.
The brand new album is about to launch on Aug. 19 and options 15 tracks, together with his singles “21 Years” and “Assist Is On the Method (Perhaps Midnight),” which reached No. 1 on a number of charts. Additionally featured is a duet with Sheryl Crow, which speaks to hoping for the “Promised Land” amid the ache. His new hit single monitor “The Goodness” can be included within the assortment of songs.
In a Q&A with CP, TobyMac shared particulars about lots of his new songs and described the ache that led him to assume he’d by no means write one other uplifting, energetic track.
Learn the complete interview at The Christian Post.