Well, I say it is music for your teen, as that is what I thought – that they are reaching out to the younger generation. I popped the CD, VIP Manic Drive and was, honestly, a bit taken back. The first song, Electric, is strangely enough – Electric. Electronic sounds. For a mom, it was a bit over the top. BUT WAIT. This is a review – so I kept listening to the CD in the car with the boys.
The more I listened, the more I liked it. I think Good News is my favorite song, or maybe Free to Sing, or Indestructible. I’m not sure. I’ve been listening to the songs in my car for a few weeks, and have even started to hum the songs in the grocery store.
The boys enjoyed the music from the start. And I don’t always say this for CD reviews. Generally they turn the music back to their MP3 device quickly, but they listened to this one. I think this a great family music CD.
The lyrics – that’s the clincher. Yes, the music is great, the quality is great, the musicians are great – yada yada. But the Lyrics – they have a great balance of ‘feel good’ and Praise the Lord. Many of the songs – like Good News – are pretty amazing. I think you’ll like it. Not too preachy – but you definitely get to hear the hearts of the band and their love for the Lord.
Here’s a little bit from the publisher:
Manic Drive has been widely known as a Canadian band who always delivers a great show, but over the past few years and project releases, they have added to their extensive touring of Canadian and US markets multiple Billboard Top 10 & 20 singles on CHR & Christian Rock Radio. Manic Drive is clearly very intentional about reaching their generation and inspiring them to pursue a deeper walk with Christ and to get involved in changing the world they are inheriting. And they are uniquely equipped to do so. The band members, all in their early-mid twenties, have made sacrifices to pursue God’s call on their lives. Their life experience, spiritual maturity and ministry have opened doors to speak into the lives of their own generation and that is perhaps the most defining characteristic of this group of guys.
- Official Website- http://www.manicdrive.com/
- YouTube Channel- http://www.youtube.com/manicdrive
- Official Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/manicdrive
- Official FB- http://www.facebook.com/manicdrive
“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this review product. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Thanks for sharing this music review. I enjoy Manic Drive (and many other Christian artists that produce Christian-based lyrics). As a musician and songwriter, I love seeing other positive reviews of musicians (the best reviews are sometimes by non-musicians). Feel free to check out my blog: stayinghumble.wordpress.com