Break Open the Sky

Songfacts®:

  • This reggae-flavored number features Grammy-winning worship leader Israel Houghton.
  • The song's sound was influenced by the Jamaican upbringing of TobyMac's Jamaican wife. He told Reuters: "I feel a sort of rite of passage when it comes to reggae. What's cool about that song is the way we recorded it. We didn't do it digitally. We listened to a lot of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. We wanted this song to feel like it was cut in the '70s, so we ran it through a two-inch tape machine and we put the background singers around one mic like Bob used to do, and we put the horn players around one mic."

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