’joy.’ is an infectious, upbeat anthem about choosing to be joyful in the face of hardship. (USA Today)
The lyrics are set to an infectious, swelling melody that compels listeners to physically respond. (The Tennessean)
a buoyant track backed by a 100-member choir (Billboard)
Two-time GRAMMY® award-winning Australian duo, forKING & COUNTRY, comprised of brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone, are building towards the UK release of their much anticipated third studio album, Burn the Ships, a sweeping musical landscape that explores themes of new beginnings, forgiveness, hope, and love.
The album’s soaring debut single, “joy,” held the No. 1 spot for consecutive weeks, marking the group’s highest debut on three Billboard charts. Their previous album, the gold-certified RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., debuted at No. 1 on iTunes, and produced two GRAMMYs®, four Dove Awards, and a hugely successful 60-date arena tour. They have garnered four No. 1 hits, nine Top 10 hits, and had songs featured on the Emmys, Super Bowl, Sunday Night Football and other high-profile events, including performances on The Tonight Show, Today, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! In October 2016, the Smallbone brothers released the indie film inspired by their No. 1 hit of the same name, Priceless, about human trafficking.
forKING & COUNTRY is enjoying great success on the burn the ships | world tour 2019, the group’s most massive to date. In anticipation of Joel & Luke’s first major trek in their homeland of Australia, the duo SOLD OUT their scheduled performances in Sydney at the famed Sydney Opera House, Brisbane, and Melbourne, forcing a second show to be added to each stop. The world tour has already produced multiple SOLD OUT dates in New Zealand, Australia, and North America. Take an exclusive behind the scenes look at Joel & Luke on tour, featuring footage from their sold-out date at the Sydney Opera House at the link HERE. For all upcoming dates, visit www.forkingandcountry.com.
forKING & COUNTRY’s music has been getting the attention of DJs in the electronic and house genres all over the world. The group’s massive #1 hit “joy.” was recently remixed by Dutch-born DJ R3HAB, as he turned the multi-week, multi-chart smash into a club ready anthem.