For the first time in over five years, tobyMac is back at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart as a solo artist with "I just need U.," an upbeat religious pop hit. In 2012, the 53-year-old’s sixth album, Eye on It, topped the Billboard 200 -- the first time a Christian act had done so since 1997. As "I just need U." builds, the track’s key players explain how it came together.
THE ARTIST: tobyMac
“[The song] started in a session writing for the band Finding Favour, but they said it wasn't for them. I thought about [it] and began plowing through my feelings. The world tricks us into thinking certain things will fulfill us, [but] time and again I end up hungry. But when I look to my faith, I begin to find a permanent fulfillment. There’s depth and there’s soul, which is what you would expect from a seasoned artist.”