Where Are They Now? — The Normals

The Normals is one of those bands that will earn you cool points if referenced in casual conversation. Formed in 1998 and named after Normal, Illinois, the Forefront Records band was an influential standout at a time when Christian music was trying to find its way. Their lyrics were grounded in an honest understanding of world-tested faith that few others in the genre professed.

for King & Country — Story Behind the Song ‘Burn the Ships’

For King & Country's new album Burn the Ships is filled with personal songs born out of traumatic moments and difficult lessons learned. The band's ability to convey these vulnerable experiences into song is what helps connect them with an audience that reaches around the world. We recently asked Luke Smallbone to take us behind one of the new songs, specifically the title track, to show an example of where the band's songwriting is centered.