Two-time GRAMMY-nominated group We The Kingdom’s new single “Miracle Power” is out now. Marking their harmonious return to the studio and serving as the first peek into their sophomore album, the track is an inspiring message to all those who are struggling – help is never too far away. Named Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year at the 2021 Dove Awards, We The Kingdom is comprised of brothers Ed Cash and Scott Cash, Ed’s children Franni Rae Cash Cain and Martin Cash, and close family friend Andrew Bergthold, who all came together as musicians during a life-changing Young Life experience. Since making their debut in 2018, the group has garnered continuous praise, earning their very first RIAA-certified GOLD Single for “Holy Water,” the group’s first No.1 hit. In this TCB Exclusive, the band discusses their new single, upcoming album and recently announced fall headlining tour.
Congratulations on the recent release of “Miracle Power”! How does this track preview your upcoming album as the debut offering?
Track-wise, the intro took a different route than we initially expected. It started with a brooding guitar, and ended up taking it a little more modern. There’s a guitar lick that feels kind of spacey, which hints to some new modern sounds on the record. But the rest of the song takes on the “Holy Water” sound – real instruments, real humans playing real instruments. It’s important that as a band we sound like a band. Intro hints toward the newer sounds, and the rest of the song grounds it in what we’ve already established. So it’s both the old and the new.
Is there a theme or lyric in the track that means something different to you now than when you first wrote it?
Andrew: I’ve been processing and we’ve been talking about the song. But the idea of miracles is such a hard concept to wrestle with and grasp. You read the stories in the Bible about the miracles that happened, but for me in my life, I’ve asked the Lord where He was. And thinking the other day, I’m still wrestling with it. I remember the passage in Hebrews about Abraham and these other people believing in God. Abraham was believing in something for his children, which is something unseen, and it really seemed impossible. But what struck me, is that that Lord was looking for the faith. The whole chapter wasn’t about the miracle, but the faith. So that hit me in a profound way that the Lord is looking to build that in me. To me, my favorite part of the song has become the first part of the chorus where it says, “I believe.” It doesn’t say that the Lord is bound to do a miracle, but that I believe that He is God, and in control, and is a miracle-working God, whether He does one now or not.
Alongside the new music, you released a live video for the track. What stands out to you from your time performing this song live?
Franni Rae: That video, in particular, is really special to us because when we first started We The Kingdom, we were leading worship for a group of high school kids from Miami in a camp in Georgia. We felt that God put a song on our hearts during that time and it was “Dancing On The Waves,” which was the first song we ever wrote as a band and the first song that prompted us to have the conversation of if we should even become a band. And so when we went to go record the video for “Miracle Power” the kids from Miami were in town in Nashville for their senior trip and we wanted to do something with them. Relationship always wins. You can have the best song in the world, the coolest venue, but relationship always tops that. And to be able to have these past four years to know these kids and write these songs for them, it just made things so special. So that video in particular is special to us because of that. But just being able to play it live on tour now and on the last tour we did with Casting Crowns, it’s been so sweet to connect. Singing the bridge, “I may not know what a day will bring, but I know who brings the day,” with other people is very healing.
Since you’ve been able to connect with listeners on this song, what has stood out to you that you maybe weren’t expecting?
Scott: I think that singing about miracles is such a complex concept, and I don’t think they are something we are meant to understand this side of heaven. And sometimes that’s super frustrating to me. I’ve been around Christian circles that say you don’t see the miracle because you don’t have enough faith or that miracles don’t exist anymore. And I think both of those concepts are damaging to the human heart and our understanding of Jesus. Just as we sing this song and watch people engage with it, it has been really fascinating to me, because you can almost see that battle being waged in people’s hearts as we’re singing it with them. Is it okay to be singing this? Is it actually true and do I believe it to be true? It’s really deep to be processing something that has so much struggle in it. And ultimately I just love that I feel we worked so hard to land a lyric that is so true and acknowledges the majesty and magnificence of God and His ability to do beautiful things in a phenomenal, supernatural way, and also acknowledges there is a real struggle to walk through that process. So as we sing it with people there, you can see that and feel that journey unfolding.
How does your upcoming album being your sophomore record impact your goals and expectations?
Making your sophomore album is a really hard thing to do because you get up in your head and want it to connect with others the way the first one did and also want it to be a representation of your journey. I think we can unequivocally say that this album will only be for God’s glory. It’s been such a battle to make it. We’ve been touring a lot and have been making this album on the road. We have such a finite amount of time to write these songs compared to our last album. And we’re all super stressed out and tired and a bit weary. And I feel as we were finishing the end of the record, we were all doing our best to lower a bucket down into a creative well that was pretty dry. And yet at the same time, we believe in this album and believe in these songs. And I do think we will get to see what God did. Because we are at our end. And “Miracle Power” is a bit of a summary song for the album.
Another congratulation on this week’s announcement of your 22-date headlining tour this fall with Cory Asbury! What is your vision for those nights?
Ed: We love Cory! Before We The Kingdom, we produced music, and so we’ve gotten to work with Cory on a couple different things. “Reckless Love” is one of the greatest songs in the last decade. But beyond that, he’s such a great guy and a super talent. And off the stage, we’re looking forward to the fellowship and being able to hang out. And what people can expect, from us and Cory, although our styles can be different, is that first and foremost we have a real heart to worship God and make moments and spaces for other people to come into that. I think there are some preconceived notions that worship has to look like Sunday morning, but God calls us to worship in so many ways. Music is one of those, and Sunday mornings is one of those, but we’ll be pouring out our hearts to God.
What are you most expectant for in the remainder of 2022?
Just being real, the first thing that comes up to me is some fear. God has so far and above exceeded our expectations with this band. We never in a million years would do what He has done. Maybe we need to elevate our expectations, but in my humanness and flesh, I think we have to keep it up. I think the Lord is calling us to rest and trust Him. He has this and is the One who opened doors to begin with, and He’ll continue to open them as He sees fit. All we can do is be faithful, show up and bring our best. But ultimately we are being taught by the grind of the road and grind of the studio how imperative it is that we whole-heartedly lean on Him in any moment. We can’t do this on our own.