Scott Stapp's new album, Proof of Life, his second solo album, (his first since 2005's, The Great Divide) which was released on November 5, 2013, is an album that tells a story of the utmost depths that a person can sink to then the finding of yourself and your faith.
This album has something for everyone, from the first single, Slow Suicide, to the finale of the album Dying to Live. If you are a Scott Stapp-Creed fan you will love this album, and if you're not or you're not familiar with his music, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Stapp has included all the essentials in this album to appeal to a wide audience of listeners. It has the classic rock sounds , coupled with lighter sounds, and a harder edge on some, and it speaks of Stapp's faith as well.
Stapp proves without a shadow of a doubt that he is back, and better than ever, he impresses with his vocal range on this album as well.
Stapp tells such a personal and private story of the up's and down's of his life, and after listening to the album in it's entirety, you feel the pain, and triumph of his life.
He tells a story on every song of this album and as he stated in a recent interview, “This is the most meaningful record of my career. I’ve made a lot of messes in my life but I’ve learned I can take a mess and turn it into a message. This album chronicles my struggles, my journey and it’s the most honest record I have ever written.”
Stapp has affected so many people with album, because so many relate to his life difficulties, with similar battles in their own lives.
Already the first single, Slow Suicide, was number 1 on Billboard's Christian Rock Charts, and I am certain there will be many more accolades for this album.
In closing, if you want an album to stir your soul, touch your heart, and move you, then get a copy of Proof of Life. I can promise you that it will not disappoint. In my humble opinion, this is the best work of Scott's career.
Stapp will begin the Proof of Life tour on March 19; go to ScottStapp.com for details and info. Follow Scott on Facebook and Twitter.