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Newsboys, Magnetic - Single

Magnetic - Single

Artist Info: Discography
Genre(s): Pop / Worship
Album length: 1 track: 3 minutes, 16 seconds
Street Date: May 7, 2021


The Newsboys have returned with their first single of the year, titled "Magnetic," from an upcoming project to be released in 2021 with partner Capitol CMG. While it is unclear if Newsboys United has any additional projects in the pipeline, they do have some COVID-canceled shows to make up this year with live concerts slowly gearing back up after nearly a year-and-a-half shutdown. With that being said, the new song appears to be sans Peter Furler and Phil Joel, with Tait and few others getting the sole writing credits. Without any official announcement that I could find, this would appear to be an upcoming album minus the Newsboys of yesteryear, returning to the four man lineup.

So what of the new song? Featuring a disco-like beat, jangly guitar lines, and catchy synths, it's certainly an ear worm of a tune harkening back to the Restart era. After a few listens, I quickly found myself bobbing along and tapping my toes to the beat. The lyrics aren't anything earth-shattering, but they're solid to be sure. Speaking of God's love as magnetic, Michael Tait's always smooth vocals croon, "But every time I'm in that fight/Your love keeps pullin' me back, pullin' me back/It's magnetic (Magnetic)/I've pushed away but I can't escape/Your love keeps pullin' me back, pullin' me back/It's magnetic (Magnetic)"

Overall, it has the sound of a song sure to rapidly climb the charts over the summer and give the band a great lead into the new album's (likely fall) release date. "Magnetic" is a fun song and a good reminder of God's faithful love. Count this as another fine song to add to your Newsboys playlist, and keep an eye open for further news of the full album coming soon.

- Review date: 5/17/21, written by Josh Balogh of

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. Record Label: Capitol CMG
. Album length: 1 track: 3 minutes, 16 seconds
. Street Date: May 7, 2021
. Buy It: Apple Music
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  1. Magnetic (3:16)



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