“Five-One!, please!” This is the song that my seven-year old requests over and over again in the car. “Five-One” refers to cd #5 in my cd changer and song #1 from the Christian band Manic Drive‘s latest album, VIP. The song is called, “Electric”, and I have to put it on repeat, because my son will seriously ask to hear it played again and again.
Have you heard of Manic Drive? To be honest, before I was given this opportunity to review the cd, I had never heard of the band. I listen to Christian music a lot so I was excited for the chance to hear new songs from a new-to-me Christian band. Before I get to my review, here’s a little more information about Manic Drive…
ABOUT THE BAND:
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.
So my son is definitely a fan of the album, VIP (btw…he has listened to the entire cd), and I have to say that I am a fan too! I am drawn to the songs’ lyrics, especially to King of Mercy and Indestructible, that remind me of God’s unfailing love and mercy. I also like songs that combine hymns into their lyrics. You hear glimpses of two of my favorite hymns, “Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art” in the song, Song to Sing. Then there’s the upbeat, I want to get up and dance songs, like Electric and VIP. Those are fun songs to listen to and a great way to start my morning drives. I’m sure I’ll be listening to “Five-One” in the car for awhile. ;)
Check out Manic Drive’s VIP video:
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
I recommend getting the album but if you want the chance to win it first, enter my giveaway… =)
The giveaway is now closed. The winner is Ashley!
GIVEAWAY TIME!!! – One lucky reader will receive a copy of Manic Drive’s latest album VIP. Giveaway ends on Tuesday, November 18th at 11pm PST. To enter, watch the video above. Leave a comment telling me what you thought about the song or any comment about Manic Drive. =)
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