Scott Stapp – “Purpose of Pain” – Single Review

Scott Stapp is back and he is back with a vengeance.  Scott is set to deliver his first solo album in 6 years since the sensational ‘Proof of Life’ back in 2013 which I think is his best album he has ever done.  So for me, anticipation is high for the new album called ‘The Space Between The Shadows” to be released in July.

As it has been well publicized, he had a meltdown back in 2014 as he suffers from addiction, depression and bi-polar disorder.  Scott is sober now and seems to be ready to take on the world again.  The first single from that album is “Purpose of Pain”.  It is a hard rocking, melodic song that seems to tackle Scott’s struggle with the pain he feels. It has heavy guitars and for me picks up where he left off with the last album.

Scott’s songs really shine when they are personal and this one is no different.  The darker tone and theme are a big draw for me.  You can feel his pain and the emotion in him which adds so much texture to it.  If this any indication of what is to come, I can’t wait!!

Per…Scott’s take on the song…

‘Purpose For Pain’ is about seeking a higher meaning, a spiritual mentality when dealing with our struggles and life’s painful moments,” says Scott. “There are unexplainable, dark times that everyone goes through, and that pain is real. If we can dig deep and hold on to hope during the most difficult situations, believing there is a purpose waiting for us on the others side, we can find meaning and clarity that gives us the strength to keep fighting.”

This song is already in my list of top Rock songs for the year…we will see if it will make the final list, but so far I am loving it.  I will give it a 4 out 5 stars as it isn’t his best, but it is damn good and right up there with them.  Give it a listen and let me know what you think.




3 thoughts on “Scott Stapp – “Purpose of Pain” – Single Review

  1. Not a bad track John. I’m surprised as I thought it would be a Creed rehash. Stapp has reinvented himself with this track. Different sound thats for sure.Still rock…its interesting..
    Bottom line is better than I thought it would be…

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      1. Well thats cool John.
        I got burnt out on the whole Creed deal perhaps more so to over exposure than anything…
        Thats perhaps one reason I dig AlterBridge so much..
        Having said that it was a decent tune …

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