Scott Stapp has released a new music video for the song “Purpose for Pain” that reveals in a new way how intensely personal the track is for the former Creed frontman.
The video tells a story of childhood abuse and darkness, leading to temptations towards addiction. You can watch the music video, directed by Daniel E Catullo III, below.
The song is the lead single from The Space Between the Shadows, due in July– Stapp’s long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Proof of Life. He will also be embarking on a tour in support of the album, with tour dates available at scottstapp.com/events.
This song, like all of Scott Stapp’s impressive discography, is born of the reality that he is no stranger to struggles. As the video portrays, a trouble past and history with addiction and mental illness have often threatened his purpose. But his music still comes out swinging in affirmation of the truth:
There’s so much to lose
There’s so much at stake
Gotta turn this around
And find the purpose for pain.