Scott Stapp shares lyric video for new single “Face of the Sun”

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Scott Stapp roars on “Face of the Sun”, the latest in the advance track campaign for his first album in six years, “The Space Between the Shadows”, coming July 19th, via Napalm Records. Each previously unveiled track (“Purpose For Pain”, “Name”, “Face of the Sun”) is available now via album pre-order. Fourth track, “Gone Too Soon” will be available July 12th.  

Each track has debuted with an accompanying lyric video and the latest challenges the cross-talk and shout-downs that have become the norm. Fans, even those with opposing views, will see their frustrations reflected in the video as Scott sneers:    

“Don’t try and make me listen
To all your superstition
That you been selling for so, so long
You got to stop the hating
The self-medicating
It’s killing me ‘cause you’re so far gone

He continues:

I see a hundred devils
Preaching another level
Selling the high road too low, low, low...
They’re lying to our faces
And nothing ever changes
They’re saying yes I say no, no no...

Yet, as always, the Grammy winning songwriter, Creed frontman, and platinum-certified solo artist balances cynicism with an appeal to the best of human nature in his chorus:

Fly... like a flame through the face of the sun
Rise... with the fire till the battle is won
Blind... to what the world says can never be done
Fight until the end
In the name of love”...

“The Space Between the Shadows” was co-produced by Scott Stevens and Marti Frederiksen, with additional production on “Purpose for Pain” by Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft. The album was recorded at Sienna Studios and Poppy Studios in Nashville, TN and The Cabin in Los Angeles. It was mixed by Chris Baseford and mastered by Howie Weinberg and features ten original songs and two original bonus tracks.

Pre-order “The Space Between the Shadows” here.

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:
6/20 Oshkosh, WI @ Waterfest Concert Series
6/21 New Buffalo, MI @ Four Winds Casino Resort - Silver Creek Event Center
6/22 St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre
6/27 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
6/28 Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hall
6/29 Boardman, OH @ Ribs-N-Rock Festival
7/02 Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
7/06 Jefferson, IA @ Wild Rose Casino
7/10 San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
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