for KING & COUNTRY's
new song "Fix My Eyes
" was written while brothers and lead singers Joel and Luke were going through a litany of obstacles while on tour. Luke was diagnosed with a digestive disorder while his wife was pregnant, and Joel was experiencing relationship issues. In the midst of the trials, the brothers asked themselves, "Who are we, and what are we trying to say?" Out of these questions came the chorus, ending with "Stand tall but above it all, fix my eyes on You."
Coming from a musical family, Joel and Luke have been singing and performing most of their lives.The brothers moved to America in the early 90’s when their father took a job in Nashville, Tennessee. After traveling the world, and performing in many live shows, the brothers decided to start making music together. According to the band, music is something that is of great importance to them, “Music has the peculiar ability to connect with the soul, and we want to use it to encourage... Life is a journey; full of highs and lows; triumphs and sorrows; these are the subjects we write about: Real human experiences.”
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.