PI Girls, we have some exciting news from for KING & COUNTRY that we know you’re going to love: the band has a brand new single they just released today! We’re letting Joel and Luke Smallbone tell you all about the song and the meaning behind it below!
A note from for KING & COUNTRY:
If you can picture it, it was fall 2012. We were crisscrossing the United States on our first fall tour. There were nine of us stacked in a 15 passenger van, including Luke’s wife, Courtney, who happened to be seven months pregnant at the time. Speaking of Luke and Courtney, they were also right in the middle of trying to buy their first home, which was going poorly, to say the least. Joel, on the other hand, was walking through an very unstable time in a relationship. And to top it off, Luke had begun feeling unwell, leading to him being diagnosed with a digestive disorder.
In contrast, all of this took place while our debut record, CRAVE, was being embraced with open arms and one song in particular, “The Proof of Your Love,” had become an anthem to folks around the globe. It was in this moment, in the mayhem, that we sat quietly in a room together and asked ourselves several questions. Who are we? Why are we here? What do we stand for as men, and as musicians? From there, we came up with a list of sorts, which was…
…to love like we’re not scared.
Give when it’s not fair.
Live life for another.
Take time for a brother.
Fight for the weak ones.
Speak out for freedom.
Find faith in the battle.
Stand tall, but above it all…
Above all those “good” things, let’s aim for the best thing. Let’s set our sights on heaven…
Let’s fix our eyes on God.
As tends to happen with musicians, out of that list was born a song. And now, a little over a year later, and after opening with this tune at almost every show since, we are proud and quite pleased to present it to you. This is the first single from our upcoming sophomore record; this is “Fix My Eyes.”
– Joel & Luke
Listen to “Fix My Eyes”:
Love the song? You can buy it on iTunes here!
PI Girls, what do you think of for KING & COUNTRY’s new single? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!