Nashville, Tenn.—“Guilty,” the highly-anticipated new single from Platinum®-selling mega group Newsboys, is available beginning today on iTunes and other leading digital retailers. Penned by Juan Otero and Pete Stewart and produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning Seth Mosley, “Guilty” is the lead single from Newsboys’ 2016 FairTrade Services debut and will also serve as the theme song for the upcoming Pure Flix motion picture, “God’s Not Dead 2.”
"As a band, our primary goal is to communicate a powerful message through music,” says Newsboys’ Michael Tait. “With ‘Guilty,’ we wanted to deliver an anthem that carries an important message for today. ‘Guilty’ is a song for all Christians, as we seek to honor God each day in every way, no matter the cost. We pray it will help encourage and empower Believers—in our country and around the world—to live boldly for Him.”
In addition to the song, Newsboys are set to return to the big screen with a special appearance in “God’s Not Dead 2,” the sequel to the 2014 hit Pure Flix film in which the band made their onscreen debut. “God’s Not Dead 2” hits theatres around the country beginning April 1, 2016, and stars Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White, Sadie Robertson, Robin Givens and Fred Thompson, among others.
The band is currently performing “Guilty” to audiences nationwide as they headline the “We Believe…God’s Not Dead” 2015 Fall Tour. Featuring Dove Award-nominated FairTrade Services pop/rock band Hawk Nelson, along with special guest GRAMMY®-nominated Gotee singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson, the tour is slated to visit more than 40 cities before concluding December 13.
Helping define the sound of Christian music for more than two decades, Newsboys’ live performances continue to sell out venues across the country. Comprised of lead vocalist Michael Tait, Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums), the band has sold more than 8 million units, amassing eight Gold® certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations and multiple Dove Awards. “God’s Not Dead,” Newsboys’ chart-topping, Platinum®-certified single, inspired Pure Flix's 2014 hit film of the same name.