Modern Christian/Nation band We The Kingdom simply launched a deluxe version of their GRAMMY-nominated debut album, Holy Water.
Available now, the brand new launch options 20 songs, together with alternate variations of fan-favorite tracks in addition to a model new tune referred to as “Take Me On A Journey.”
To rejoice the discharge and the group’s two current GRAMMY nominations, we caught up with We The Kingdom to talk about their success, milestone moments and what 2021 has in retailer. Take a look at our Q&A under.
Congratulations in your two GRAMMY nominations! The place have been you if you heard the information?
Franni: I used to be simply at house, I stay on just a little farm in Franklin and our supervisor simply gave me a name. I used to be tremendous shocked as a result of it wasn’t one thing we have been anticipating in any respect. So many artists launched so many unimaginable information this 12 months and we have been simply blown away that we have been thought-about.
Whenever you launched your debut single “Holy Water” in 2019 did you ever anticipate this stage of success?
Andrew: No, under no circumstances. I believe the attractive factor about working with these guys and the way I see it’s we simply love music. We love creating collectively and that’s the place our true pleasure is discovered. We respect the connection that folks really feel with our music, however the true pleasure is after I go searching at everyone round me appreciating the music we’ve made collectively. We have been simply so honored that folks felt that reference to the tune. It’s a ravishing factor.
Whenever you determined to start out recording the album Holy Water how did you determine which songs would make the reduce?
Scott: It was actually laborious. I imply I believe we had written no less than 50 to 70 items. We spent numerous time speaking by which songs finest inform the story of the final a number of years of our lives. And people have been the songs we needed to make the file. And so I believe the twelve songs are nearly like twelve chapters in a guide that inform a steady story and it’s been so particular to share these tales.
In a profession of many spectacular milestones, which three moments stand out to you probably the most?
Andrew: Considered one of them would undoubtedly be the primary tune we ever wrote collectively. We wrote it at a Younger Life Camp, which is a summer time camp for top schoolers. That was only a magical second for us and the place we felt led to kind the band. One other nice expertise was touring and simply spending time collectively within the automobile crammed in there with devices driving down this street. However I believe for me, the primary time that we heard the ultimate grasp of “Holy Water” was the perfect. We have been checking the vocal concord to make it possible for all of them blended properly and that they have been in-line timing clever that we chosen the drum beat and the vocals, but it surely simply hit me in a very highly effective approach. I simply bear in mind considering, oh my gosh this feels actually particular. And I believe we have been all sort of giddy concerning the launch. There are such a lot of extra milestones, however I believe these are the milestones that first got here to thoughts.
What impression did 2020 have in your music and relationships with one another and your followers?
Franni: That’s a fantastic query. I believe that releasing our debut file, listeners actually acquired a style of our music. Simply sharing the love that we poured into this album, particularly throughout the pandemic was so particular as a result of throughout a time of isolation, we may nonetheless really feel that togetherness with listeners. We determined on the very starting of forming the band that we need to do all the things we are able to to make it possible for we’re being proactive. Now we have good occasions the place we simply sit down collectively and ask, Hey what’s happening what’s happening in your coronary heart? As a household, having that openness is so refreshing and inspirational. We hope that our listeners can really feel the love in our songs as properly. I imply now we have been within the trenches collectively this 12 months, it’s been laborious for certain. However particularly throughout the tough 12 months that was 2020, we needed to make use of our joys and our ache to only make extra music and join with folks as a result of we’re all very private folks and we love constructing these relationships.
As we transfer into 2021, what targets do you hope to perform as a band?
Truthfully, our targets are to hopefully get out and play a number of exhibits if potential. We’re undoubtedly going to be writing and crafting extra music collectively as properly. So with a brand new 12 months brings numerous alternatives to develop and be taught from each other.