GRAMMY® Award-winning and multi-RIAA Platinum-selling group Casting Crowns released its latest single, “Scars in Heaven,” today on digital platforms. The song, co-written by frontman Mark Hall and Matthew West, is a heartfelt track of comfort for those who have lost a loved one, especially relevant in light of the season the world has been in.
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“Being a pastor and walking people through loss, there is this moment when we are suddenly very aware of their absence,” singer and co-writer Mark Hall said. “The world seems quieter. You realize you’re not going to hear their voice again. And in those moments, you feel the last moments of their life here. You may recall there was pain and there was suffering and there was a tragedy or there was weakness or there were wrong choices and your mind is cluttered with the last thing you remember.”
The music video premiered this morning on the band’s YouTube channel, which has more than 1.2 million followers. Casting Crowns also debuted the song live for the KLOVE Fan Awards, which air on TBN tonight as well as today at CMB Momentum for radio programmers in Orlando, Fl. “Scars in Heaven” is the debut song from the forthcoming new studio album, which will release in November. This will be Casting Crowns’ ninth studio album.
“When we lose someone, our only faith and comfort must come from the Father,” Hall said. “It’s not going to come from this world, because all we see are reminders that we don’t have them. So what we’ve got to do is ask God to help us release our ideas of who I knew that loved one was, and I’ve got to start focusing on who they are now. They are with Jesus. They are being held by the hands that bear the only ‘Scars in Heaven.'”
Watch the video for “Scars in Heaven” below. The song is also available on multiple digital outlets here.