For King & Country

Luke Smallbone on How For King & Country Fans Received Lecrae

Luke Smallbone, one half of For King & Country, spoke to Rapzilla about the “Amen Remix” that features Lecrae and Tony Williams. Throughout the interview, he spoke about his relationship with Lecrae and the fan’s reaction.

Luke was asked about the flack and vitriol that Lecrae receives online for being vocal about social issues. Checking the band’s comment section once the collaboration happened was a mixed back with a number of commenters not happy.

“We have this issue in our culture today where if you disagree on certain things you can’t have a conversation or you couldn’t appreciate another person’s thought process,” he said. “I think that’s a little bit dangerous. I’ve got my core beliefs, I’ve got my core thoughts.”

Smallbone then quoted scripture saying “love your neighbor as yourself” and “love the Lord with all your heart” as being the two most important commandments.

“He has my respect because I do think he’s trying to love God and love people. When it comes to the minutia of these things. I hope for people that are watching this are having grace for other people they may not fully agree with,” said the singer.

He continued, “They’ll know that we follow Jesus by the way that we love one another.”

Watch the For King & Country Interview Below:

Justin Sarachik

Written by Justin Sarachik

Justin is the Editor-in-Chief of He has been a journalist for over a decade and has written or edited for Relevant, Christian Post, BREATHEcast, CCM, Broken Records Magazine, & more. He also likes to work with indie artists to develop their brands & marketing strategies. Catch him interviewing artists on Survival of the Artist Podcast.

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