Today, we’re excited to partner with Close Your Eyes and Victory Records to bring you three never before seen clips of the band. Here, watch a guitar demo of “Skeletons” by guitarist Brett Callaway, and enjoy a two-part conversation with Callaway and vocalist Sam Ryder on faith and their message.

Close Your Eyes – “Skeletons” Guitar Demonstration

Close Your Eyes on Faith and their Message – Part One

Close Your Eyes on Faith and their Message – Part One

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