APPLAUSE: dc Talk’s Toby McKeehan alone received 11 Dove Award nominations last month. The band was nominated for best group, artist, pop-contemporary album, rock recorded song and short-form music video. They also received two other nominations for their participation on the albums "Exodus" and "Ten." In the past, dc Talk has brought home numerous Dove Awards and three Grammy Awards.

Kevin Max on "Supernatural"

"It’s Killing Me"
"Basically, it’s pretty much about a relationship with somebody that isn’t healthy and in some ways is dragging you down. I actually came up with that hook to that song. I had written a song previously called "Killing Me" with a different melody. Toby actually changed the melody of it. I wrote that song originally with the thought of it being a messed up romantic relationship, but what it came to be when the three of us started writing was really about relationships period, with people that bring us down, and friendships with people that are going wayward. And instead of going along with them having to put your hand up and say, ‘Enough is enough. I love you, but I can’t go this way.’ It’s kind of like a tough love thing.

"… a song written basically about taking a leap of faith; written from more of a spiritual standpoint. A lot of things that we do as people, as human beings, revolved around faith, whether you believe it or not. When you wake up in the morning, just to put your feet on the ground there’s faith there. That’s just the way we live. And so, we tried to write a song that people could relate to on that level of having to live in a realistic setting in the supernatural, having to rely on somebody that you can’t see. I think that you can read that two different ways, too, I think you can read that as a leap of faith into a relationship. I had to take a dive when I got married. In some ways, you’re like shutting the door to all of the fun of being single and just doing whatever you want to do.

"Wanna Be Loved"
"That’s the one song on the record I’m not real passionate about. To me, I like the song; (but) it’s not my bag, baby, you know. It touches on something that everybody can relate to, because all of us at one time during our

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