Terrian on Reclaiming R&B for Christ and Touring with TobyMac

Michael Foust

Crosswalk Headlines Contributor
Updated Jun 14, 2024

The artist behind the hit song Honestly, We Just Need Jesus says she is on a mission to help reclaim R&B for Christ and to “plant a seed” in the hearts of non-Christians. Terrian released her debut full-length album, Give It Time, this year, and a song off that chart -- Honestly, We Just Need Jesus -- quickly began climbing the Billboard charts. It’s been on the Billboard AC Airplay chart for 14 weeks and is up to No. 10. It is No. 13 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs list, where it’s been for 18 weeks.

Fans of the song say it was written for our modern society: “Have we all gone mad? Have we lost our minds? / what used to be wrong, we say that it's right / honestly, I think we just need Jesus.” The lyrics also critique society’s addiction to smartphones and social media. 

TobyMac fans know Terrian as the female vocalist on the Hits Deep Tour and a member of his Diverse City band. With Give It Time -- a mix of pop, R&B and gospel -- she is making a name for herself. She believes her music -- and that of TobyMac and others in the Christian R&B realm -- can serve as a course correction to a genre that is often filled with language and sexually explicit lyrics.

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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

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