For King & Country return with "Joy" single; album set for autumn release


THE GRAMMY-winning Australia-born, USA-based duo For King & Country have released the single "Joy" from an album due this autumn, which will be their first since 2014's 'Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong'. The group's Joel Smallbone told Billboard magazine, "This song took six months to write, and we wrote it partly here in Nashville, some in England, some in Los Angeles, and it was not a finicky song at all to write, we just have a long process. On the song itself, I think that people are so attached to their phones, screens, social media that you need to pause and see the joy, in human connection and interaction." Luke Smallbone added, "We wanted to really concentrate on positivity in this song and leave out all negativity. I feel like when people see the video, it will bring it home and make sense. There's a real beauty in diversity and different opinions. If you can be open and free about it, that's where the joy is." CR

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