Style: Modern pop/rock; compare to Lifehouse, Daughtry, Kutless, Jeremy Camp
Top tracks: "Shadows & Sunlight," "More Than Broken," "Canyon's Edge"
He started out as a Christian rap artist in the 1990s, but since 2001, Columbus, Ohio's Marc Andre has turned exclusively to modern pop/rock. Here, he joins up with mixer Todd Robbins (dc Talk, Lincoln Brewster) and masterer Brad Blackwood (Evanescence, Maroon 5, Allison Krauss) for a polished, radio-friendly collection marked by his pleading vocals, crunching guitars, and epic strings. His songwriting is vulnerable, addressing topics like addiction, depression, and materialism with Christ-centered hope.1