The Afters is a Christian pop rock band founded by Joshua Havens and Matt Fuqua. Havens and Fuqua first worked together in a Starbucks coffee shop in Mesquite, Texas, where they played for customers, before deciding to form a band. They added fellow Starbucks employees Brad Wigg and Marc Dodd. They have recorded six studio albums, over 20 singles, and have won 3 Dove Awards.
With their song "Burn the Ships" for King and Country hope to aid in the healing of those affected by addiction like Luke and Courtney Smallbone.