Re-issue of Restart features the best-selling single “God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion) (Live)” which has sold over 500,000 digital tracks.
Continuing their reign as one of Christian music’s most popular and compelling groups, Newsboys are recognized for their captivating and high energy live shows. Known for hits like “God’s Not Dead,” “Your Love Never Fails,” and “Born Again” the group returns with the all new album Restart.
GRAMMY® nominated and Dove Award winning Newsboys have sold over 7 Million albums, earned five RIAA Certified Gold albums and contributed 26 #1 radio hits including their most recent #1 smash “Gods Not Dead”. With former dcTalk member Michael Tait on vocals, Newsboys have sold over 800,000 albums and continue their full tour schedule, making a unique connection with each audience.
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That's How You Change The World
Love Like I Mean It
Live With Abandon
Fishers Of Men
God's Not Dead (Like A Lion) (Live) - BONUS TRACK
They Are Just Restarting| Posted December 30, 2013
The hardest working band in Christian music continues its reinvention with Restart, the second full-length album with lead vocalist Michael Tait at the helm. From the opening track, "That's How You Change The World," you get a sense that this is going to be a different album than any Newsboys album before it. Michael's vocals sore quickly, reaching out and grabbing you by your ears while yelling, "pay attention, buddy." Yes sir! This here is serious business, but make no mistake, we're going to sound amazing in the process.
Gone are the tongue-in-cheek lyrics that have defined the group for decades. While musically, the boys have never sounded stronger, lyrically, it's time to make the world around us a better place while bettering ourselves and there's little room for creative puns and crafty lyrics. Instead, we get some new tricks compliments of electronic mastermind Jeff Frankenstein. I think its safe to say that Newsboys have grown out of the gimmicks that made people pay attention in the first place and they have plenty to still stay and encourage us with.
"Love Like I Mean It" and "We Believe" are some of my favorite Newsboys tracks ever. The Deluxe Edition also includes a few drool-inducing tracks with former band mate Kevin Max, and they are as great as you hope they would be. "Man On Fire" is the stronger of the two while "The Living Years" leans on a classic 80s song for its structure.
Need more proof that this isn't just another Newsboys album? Turn on track 6 as Michael Tait sings on top a background of simple synth and piano about his relationship with his now deceased mom on "That Home." It's also an incredibly intimate part of their current tour and a rarity to actually get deep, personal lyrics from a Newsboys track. It's a testament to where Michael Tait can truly take this band on future albums and I hope to see more songs that bridge the gap of relateability on a much more personal level.
Michael Tait calls this the best album he's been a part of since Jesus Freak. Besides wanting to remind him of Supernatural, I can't say I disagree. This is certainly the best, and most current, Newsboys album I've heard.
Song to Download
"Love Like I Mean It" and "We Believe"
Restart Album Review From Newsboys| Posted December 12, 2013
This is a real awesome album from Newsboys. I love it and I loved all of the songs on this album. My most favorite songs would be Live With Abandon, That's How You Change The World, and We Believe. I would highly recommend this album to fans of the Newsboys. It is one of my favorite albums for 2013. Be sure to pick it up and you can enjoy it as much as I do. Check it out and be sure to buy a copy for yourself or a friend who is a fan fo the Newsboys. But be sure to listen to it first then you could love it even more after just one listen to this awesome album. Check it out and I hope you add this great album to your music collection.
Newsboys Review: Restart| Posted September 10, 2013
Thats how you change the world. The Newsboys, in their new album 'Restart' use cool effects to amp up the songs and make it fun to dance/rock out to (depending on what you call it). This album has the mainstream dance sound to it, just like most of the new Newsboys music they have been producing. This album would be good for a party-like setting and some songs like 'How You Change the World', 'Live With Abandon,' and the title song 'Restart' could even be addapted for regular worship preformances. Album comes with 11 songs and the Deluxe edition comes with an aditional 5 songs.
My Favorite Song on the Album:
'Fishers of Men'
Super upbeat song with an inspiring message.
(on a 1-10 scale, 10 being the best)
Lyricality (Are the lyrics impactful and creative): 8
There are a ton of great lines in all the songs, but they get a little repetitious.
Musicality (Is the music itself worth while): 7
Mainstream dance style. Similar chord progressions in all songs. Good upbeat tempo.
Origionality (Does it differ from the genre it is in): 7
Dance music with a Christian message. Tait provides a unique style, but as their third album as the new Newsboys I expcect a little more from them than the basic cookie cutter style they have been producing.
Dancibility (How good is it to dance to): 10
All the songs are really upbeat, except for three(Which all have a really great and heartfull message, just not good for upbeat dancing...)
Value (Is the album worth purchasing (number of songs): 9
You are getting what you pay for. About $1 per song.