Scott Stapp reveals visualizer video for new single “Gone Too Soon”

Scott Stapp video pic
Today, Scott Stapp revealed “Gone Too Soon”, the final advance track from his first album in six years, “The Space Between the Shadows” (Napalm Records). Thus far, radio single, “Purpose for Pain”; “Name” about the cycle of abuse and abandonment; and uplifting rocker “Face of the Sun,” have been revealed to fans, who have responded to the tune of 3 Million plays across global, cross-platform, streams, and socials. The album is available for pre-order here and will be released July 19th, 2019.

Billboard premiered “Gone Too Soon”, which speaks about unexpected tragedies and the solace in honoring those lost, vowing to help others, and the promise of reuniting in the hereafter. The sentiment applies to great voices – Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Prince – as well as near-daily headlines about fallen soldiers and victims of inconceivable violence, PTSD, and/or addiction.

Having passed the five-year milestone of his sobriety, these losses weigh heavy on Stapp’s heart, who once walked his own razor’s edge. As a Grammy-winning songwriter, Scott turned to music for catharsis.  

Stapp told Billboard: “Somewhere around the time Chester passed, and we had already been reeling from Cornell’s passing, I was flipping through the news and saw the suicide rate for (U.S. military) vets was skyrocketing, and all these people are OD-ing from heroin, drug addictions, opioids. The school shootings. It was just a collection of things that all hit me at once. So it was inspired by a series of events that just came together to impact me as a human being, all at once”.

Scott takes his own words to heart – in his daily life he is a mentor to those seeking sobriety and he continues his work with his With Arms Wide Open Foundation, which focuses largely on military members and their families dealing with PTSD.

Tracklist:
1. World I Used to Know
2. Name
3. Purpose for Pain
4. Heaven in Me
5. Survivor
6. Wake up Call
7. Face of the Sun
8. Red Clouds
9. Gone too Soon
10. Ready to Love    
11. Mary’s Crying (Bonus Track)
12. Last Hallelujah (Bonus Track)

Scott Stapp is known as a Grammy winning songwriter and frontman for Creed (over 50 million albums sold worldwide), and for his work as a solo artist who released the platinum-certified “The Great Divide” (2005) and “Proof of Life” (2013) which featured his first solo Billboard #1, “Slow Suicide”.

With a new outlook after the biggest fight of his life – five years sober and counting – one of rock’s biggest names roars on “Purpose for Pain”, the first song from Scott Stapp’s upcoming album “The Space Between the Shadows”. The album documents a five-year journey to find meaning – and redemption – in a world where shadows lurk and the space between is a gauntlet towards the light.

His evolution, both personally and professionally, now reflects a powerful vocal style from an artist with a strong sense of purpose in sharing the silver lining of his survival. As such, he is an inspiration to others who struggle with the often over-lapping illnesses of addiction and depression. Scott Stapp’s With Arms Wide Open Foundation helps military vets and their families with issues of drug addiction, PTSD-triggered mental health issues and suicide prevention. In 2017, the Florida Association of Broadcasters awarded Scott Stapp with the Florida Service Award and in 2018 he was inducted into the Florida Music Hall of Fame.

US Tour Dates 2019:
7/12 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/13 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/14 Oklahoma City @ Tower Theatre
7/17 Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester Performance Center
7/19 Stroudsburg, PA @ Pocono Event Center
7/20 Millville, NJ @ Levoy Theater
7/21 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
7/24 Salisbury, MA @ Blue Ocean Music Hall
7/25 New York City @ Sony Hall
7/27 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
7/28 Virginia Beach, VA @ Boathouse
8/02 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
8/03 Portland, ME @ Aura
8/08 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
8/31 Lake Andes, SD @ Fort Randall Casino

Weblinks:
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twitter.com/scottstapp