One of the most popular modern Christian rock bands has been Nine Lashes. Since 2016 the band has been quiet, but in 2020 they have returned to the scene with some of the best music they have made. Following two previous singles, "Guilty Hands" and "Shadows," the new single "Dear Self" continues to show great musical and vocal growth within the band.
The song is written as a letter to one's self, addressing feelings and thoughts of self-doubt and self-image struggles, all in a message of hope. The lyrics in the bridge hit home with I've left you far behind me/And for the grace I now call home/Now I'm finally falling/This place is now my home.
The message of the song is based on Romans 6:6-12 (NKJV): "Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
The band has not officially announced a new album, but it is highly anticipated as this point. Stay tuned into NRT as we follow the band closely!