Joel and Luke Smallbone of the band for King & Country feel proud of the effect that their single, “Shoulders,” has had on many of their fans.
“We’ve been honored to meet so many special people backstage at our shows. One, a war veteran, who shared with us that he’d been dealing with depression and PTSD, told us that “Shoulders” had become an anthem of hope for he and his family,” the duo said in a joint statement to PEOPLE about the song, which is currently no. 6 on Billboard‘s Hot Christian Songs Chart.
“There are those rare occasions when a song feels as though it wrote you more than you wrote it. Somehow it takes on a deeper meaning than you had even intended. It just connects with others,” the Australian-born, Nashville-based brothers said.
The pair – who are the younger brothers of Christian music favorite Rebecca St. James and brothers-in-law to Foster the People’s bassist Jacob Fink – visited Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A to film a performance of the song for Warner Sound’s original video series, The Live Room, an experience they called “a real delight.”
Watch the exclusive premiere of the live recording of “Shoulders” here:
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