Our Exclusive Chat with We The Kingdom
We The Kingdom is a multigenerational family of musicians who have over 44 million global streams. That was all we had to hear to know we just had to talk to these guys!
Congratulations on the success of “Holy Water”. What was the songwriting process like?
Thank you! Our songwriting process is different for every song. We started our band when we wrote a song around a hot tub at a YoungLife camp with our GoldTone mando-guitar. Since then, we’ve written to a track, we’ve written in cars, we’ve started with melodies first, lyrics first, or chords first. We love to follow the inspiration and keep our eyes and hearts open for new ways of expressing our creativity. We love writing with each other and it’s been cool to see how we each help refine songs by our own unique insights.
What was the inspiration behind your latest single, “Don’t Tread On Me?”
This song is a declaration of truth in the face of fear. When Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose again, He crushed the head of the devil and the power of darkness in our lives. This song has become an anthem for each one of us when we feel the attack of the enemy against our hearts.
Can we expect more music on the horizon?
Yes! We cannot wait to release our first full-length record on August 7th, 2020!
What do you hope listeners take away from your music?
We hope to create music and live lives that are honest. We want everyone to know that they are not alone in the struggles they face and give them anthems to sing through the ups and downs. There is something so healing about knowing we are all on a journey together and we hope our music allows people to join arms and truly love others and themselves.
Do you have any dream collaborators?
Kanye, Chance the Rapper, Michael McDonald, Justin Beiber…anyone. We love and respect great music and musicians very much.
You lot are a multigenerational family. How do you balance being family, friends, and bandmates?
We have been forced to deal with a lot of stuff that other families get to sweep under the rug. It’s a gift but it’s also very messy. Transparency and forgiveness are absolutely vital.
How have you been doing during these unprecedented times?
We have been working on our record, writing more songs, and spending a lot of time with our families!
What are some songs/movies/books you recommend?
Ed – song: “My Tribute” movie: The Man From Snowy River book:The Body Keeps The Score
Scott – song: “For Me This Is Heaven” by Jimmy Eat World movie: Shawshank Redemption book: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
Andrew – song: “Lose You” by Noah Gunderson movie: The Prestige book: Wild At Heart by John Eldridge
Martin – song: “Kyra (The Midnight Remix)” by The Clubhouse movie: Love and Mercy book: This Present Darkness by Frank Pereti
Franni – song: “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt movie: Chasing Mavericks book: A Voice In The Wind by Francine Rivers