The visualizer video for the song "Face Of The Sun" from Grammy-winning songwriter, CREED frontman and platinum-certified solo artist Scott Stapp can be seen below. The track is taken from his new album, "The Space Between The Shadows", which will be released on July 19 via Napalm Records.
Each unveiled track ("Purpose For Pain", "Name", "Face Of The Sun") is available now via album pre-order. Fourth song "Gone Too Soon" will be available July 12.
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, Stapp 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, Tennessee 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.
Stapp is known as 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 No. 1, "Slow Suicide".
Stapp went through a highly publicized, drug-inflamed meltdown in 2014, after which he entered into an intensive rehab program. Stapp also lost custody of his three children during this period, while also missing a court hearing and allegedly threatening to kill President Obama.
Stapp is now sober and in intensive therapy. He takes medication for bipolar disorder — a condition that causes unexpected shifts in mood, energy and activity levels — works through a 12-step program, and meets with a sponsor, saying, "Nothing is more important than my sobriety."
Scott will embark on a cross-country summer tour in late June.