In a little less than a month (May 21), Blake Shelton will release his 12th studio album, Body Language. The album contains his current single, “Minimum Wage” as well as his #1 duet with Gwen Stefani, “Happy Anywhere.”
With the album’s release date fast-approaching, Shelton decided to release one of its other songs so fans could enjoy it early. The song he chose to share is titled “Bible Verses.”
As stated in an email sent to media outlets, “Bibles Verses” was written by a trio of new songwriters named Joe Fox, Andrew Peebles and Brett Sheroky. Even though the writers are all new to the industry, Shelton recognized the potential in “Bible Verses.”
Calling the song “a masterpiece,” Shelton said the message of “Bible Verses” resonated with him. “No matter where you are in your faith, there are times you feel like you just don’t measure up,” he said.
This idea of feeling unworthy is something Shelton expresses throughout the song. “I ain’t ever worn a halo. Don’t suppose I ever will. As far as savin’ me goes, it’s a battle up a hill,” he sings.
Another powerful lyric goes, ““I just want it to read like Bible verses and not the Bible versus me.”
Even though Shelton expresses doubts about himself when it comes to his faith, the song carries a hopeful tone too. As she sings, “But I keep climbin’, tryin’, fightin’.”
Shelton released “Bible Verses” on Friday (April 23) along with an accompanying lyric video. Give it a listen below, and let us know what you think.
After hearing “Bible Verses” and the other songs Shelton has already released, we can’t wait to listen to the rest of the material on Body Language!