The Australian born band for KING & COUNTRY continues to make their mark on the Christian music industry with their latest single, "Hope Is What We Crave," off their new live album and concert film of the same title (October 15, 2013). The album features nine live performances from the band during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee.
Their single "Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)," also off the album Crave, is a song about being absolutely broken, yet realizing that the Lord will always be there to hold on to you.“There comes those defining moments in each of our lives where we so severely need someone to hold on to us,” says Joel. “It seems we are all, in different ways, shapes and forms, busted to some degree. This song is an honest confessional of: ‘I can’t do this thing called life on my own. I need something, or more specifically, someone greater than myself to hold on to me.”
The band followed up "Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)" with "The Proof Of Your Love" (watch official video). Anchored in 1 Corinthians 13:1, the song emphasizes that without love underlying our actions, everything we do is useless. “We want to be known for writing music that is authentic, real and from the heart,” adds Joel. “Music has been a very therapeutic thing for us. There’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that went into this record and what spurred us on is this whole idea that we can make a difference. That music, our music, can have the power to impact someone’s life for the better.”
The band recently performed "The Proof Of Your Love," in front of millions of viewers on NBC's The Tonight Show, giving listeners the opportunity to possibly hear about Christ for the first time. "I think what we’ve realized through music is- that song is taking specifically out of scripture- whenever your reading scripture you always know that there’s power attached to that," Luke said to K-LOVE's Scott and Kelli. "Even if I make a mistake here or there, I still know those words will be sung. It’s gonna be bigger than me and I’m so thankful for that."
For King & Country won the award for, "Breakthrough Artist of the Year," at the first annual K-LOVE fan awards, and recently took home their first Dove Award. The band can currently be found on the Restart tour with fellow artists the Newsboys in selected cities across the nation.
In addition, for King & Country recently released their first Christmas album, Into The Silent Night (October 22, 2013), which contains versions of their favorite Christmas classics as well as a new original tune.
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