Two-time GRAMMY award-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY released their highly anticipated third studio album, Burn the Ships, today via Curb/Word Entertainment. This record is especially meaningful for the group, as for KING & COUNTRY tapped into their own feelings of forgiveness, desperation, and hope to produce their most heartfelt and personal record to date. Songs from the album have brought Joel and Luke Smallbone to unprecedented heights, with lead single “joy.” becoming a multi-week, multi-chart, international No. 1 hit with over 20.6 million streams. Burn the Ships is already Top 5 in six countries, including the U.S., Canada, and Australia. You can stream and purchase the album in full HERE.
Today, for KING & COUNTRY also premiered the stunning music video for the title track “Burn the Ships," which visually displays the meaning of the record. They filmed the video on Lady Washington and you may recognize the ship as The Interceptor from the film Pirates of the Caribbean.
“Years ago, we learned about an explorer who arrived in a foreign land with his ships and men,” Joel explains. “After they proved too afraid to explore the new territory, the explorer called his men to shore and ordered them to ‘burn the ships,’ so they could only move forward. So many of us are bound by shame and guilt from our pasts, but there’s hope! Let’s step into a new day together as we share with you our journey, Burn the Ships.” Watch the video and get detailed information HERE.
Burn the Ships is an 11-song collection that adeptly dissects the human condition, utilizing the Smallbones’ own personal experiences of hardship and redemption. From the soaring, up-tempo jubilation of “joy.” to the profound and tender message of self-love in “God Only Knows,” it is apparent that for KING & COUNTRY have mastered creating diverse worlds within their music. Their incredible live performance is a mirror of this fact, as is evident by multiple sold-out shows on their current tour, including major markets like Seattle, Denver, and Nashville. You can find remaining tickets to their Burn the Ships | Album Release Tour HERE.
Track listing for Burn the Ships
God Only Knows
Burn the Ships
Fight On, Fighter
Need You More
Never Give Up
Pioneers (feat. Moriah & Courtney)
Burn the Ships | Album Release Tour Dates
Oct. 8th The NorVa Norfolk, VA
Oct. 11th Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Oct. 12th The Bomb Factory Dallas, TX
Oct. 14th** Ryman Auditorium** Nashville, TN**
Oct. 20th Paramount Denver Denver, CO
Oct. 23rd The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 25th The Warfield San Francisco, CA
Oct. 27th Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
** evening & matinee performance
Nashville, Denver, and Seattle shows are SOLD OUT