Blake Shelton is getting unapologetically real about his faith. He recently opened up about his new single “Bible Verses,” from his upcoming album Body Language. The spiritual song, written by Joe Fox, Andrew Peebles, and Brett Sheroky, presents Shelton in a new, spiritual light.
In a statement, “The Voice” coach called the song “a masterpiece.” He added, “No matter where you are in your faith, there are times you feel like you just don’t measure up,” he said. “‘Bible Verses’ is an honest take on that conflict but, without preaching too much, it’s hopeful that everything will all work out in the end.”
“We’ve been working on this album on and off for two years now, and I’m very proud of what we have put together,” Shelton said. “We certainly had some unique challenges with the pandemic, but we also had a lot of fun. We explored new sounds while making sure to get in some classic country. I’m also thrilled to have my buddies The Swon Brothers featured on the title track as both co-writers and vocalists. Can’t wait for y’all to hear it!”
“I keep praying for the day that I can open up that good book
And heaven don’t look like it’s out of reach
When it feels like those apostles are giving me the gospel
And not the third degree”
Blake Shelton Shows Spiritual Side on ‘Bible Verses’
The internal conflict presents Shelton in a much different light than we’re used to seeing him in. The lyrics, tortured and raw, give us an intimate look inside his perspective on his faith.
“No matter where you are in your faith, there are times you feel like you just don’t measure up,” Shelton said in a statement. “‘Bible Verses’ is an honest take on that conflict but, without preaching too much, it’s hopeful that everything will all work out in the end.”
All dozen songs from the upcoming album were written by songwriters other than Shelton. According to his fiancee, Gwen Stefani, she’s been trying to get Shelton to write songs with her, but she says he doesn’t write as much anymore. “He just doesn’t like writing that much,” Stefani said once, adding, “It makes me so mad.”