Nine Lashes has been largely quiet since their last rock single "Breaking Out" in 2018, and mostly quiet before that after their last studio album, Ascend in 2016. In May of 2020, they surprised the rock scene with a heavy-hitting new single, "Guilty Hands", with promise of new music soon to follow. Shortly after the single's release, a lyric video was released as well.
About the message of the song, they say, "Guilty Hands is a plea. Stop bearing the weight of your guilt. Stop running. Stop fighting. Come home." Nine Lashes' last studio album Ascend was a departure from their sound that rock fans grew to love. After "Breaking Out" in 2018, and now "Guilty Hands" two years later. With several million streams from their biggest hits, the anticipation and expectations are set high for one of the most popular Christian rock bands from the mid 2010s.