DC TALK-Solo CD
Capturing a fitting theme, dc Talk opens their new record, Solo, with a live cover of U2's "40." After the repeated anthem "I will sing, sing a new song" runs its course, what follows is a showcase of new material from Michael Tait, Kmax, and Toby McKeehan. Solo is actually a CD sampler aimed at priming fans for the upcoming release of dc Talk members' three new solo projects. First up, Michael Tait explores relationships in a couple of pop-rock tunes that line up with mainstream top-10 lists. Next, Kmax shoots at funky aesthetics with his poetry-thick brand of art pop. These songs provide substance for those with a taste for the eclectic. Finally, McKeehan delivers a hip-hop/rap-core experience with an undeniable Limp Bizkit influence. When bands stay together for as long as dc Talk have, solo projects are often a natural step in the musicians' development. Three solo projects at the same time may be an unprecedented occurrence, not to mention an assault to the wallet, so choose your favorite Talk carefully.