Proof of Life

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Scott Stapp's solo career got interrupted by the 2009 Creed reunion, so it took him a full eight years to get around to following up 2005's The Great Divide. Perhaps that's why he feels the need to call this sophomore set Proof of Life: he's reiterating that he's still here, still raising a ruckus. Like The Great Divide, Stapp is intent on keeping most of Proof of Life operating on a gut level. It comes crashing in on a cascade of heavy guitars as Stapp testifies "I'm not evil/No matter what you think/I'm just human/There's a part of you just like me," the first line on an album that could be read as a loose song cycle about losing faith then finding, well, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Scott Stapp's solo career got interrupted by the 2009 Creed reunion, so it took him a full eight years to get around to following up 2005's The Great Divide. Perhaps that's why he feels the need to call this sophomore set Proof of Life: he's reiterating that he's still here, still raising a ruckus. Like The Great Divide, Stapp is intent on keeping most of Proof of Life operating on a gut level. It comes crashing in on a cascade of heavy guitars as Stapp testifies "I'm not evil/No matter what you think/I'm just human/There's a part of you just like me," the first line on an album that could be read as a loose song cycle about losing faith then finding, well, "Proof of Life," then discovering there is a "New Day Coming" assisted by the help of god ("Jesus Was a Rockstar," before learning he was just "Dying to Live"). Along the way, Stapp does occasionally buff the finish so the album doesn't seem entirely like a throwback to the glory days of new-millennial post-grunge -- the album's centerpiece power ballad, "Only One," has hints of electronic rhythms and a clean, metallic glint reminiscent of prime 3 Doors Down; "Hit Me More" churns on syncopated rhythms that may (or may not) have a passing acquaintance with EDM -- but he's at home when he's allowed to bellow alongside massive walls of guitars. He does so throughout Proof of Life, so it offers surface comforts even if, at its core, this is something of a travelogue of a dark night of the soul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2013
  • Label: Wind-Up
  • UPC: 601501337925
  • Catalog Number: 13379
  • Sales rank: 25,603

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Slow Suicide (3:29)
  2. 2 Who I Am (2:43)
  3. 3 Proof of Life (3:48)
  4. 4 New Day Coming (3:46)
  5. 5 Only One (4:46)
  6. 6 Break Out (3:39)
  7. 7 Hit Me More (3:25)
  8. 8 Jesus was a RockStar (3:28)
  9. 9 What Would Love Do (4:31)
  10. 10 Crash (4:14)
  11. 11 Dying to Live (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scott Stapp Primary Artist
Kenny Aronoff Drums
Howard Benson Keyboards
Paul Bushnell Bass
Josh Freese Drums
Tim Pierce Guitar
Phil X. Guitar
Scott Stevens Guitar, Background Vocals
Isaac Carpenter Drums
John Paul Nesheiwat Guitar
Technical Credits
Doug Brown Composer
Howard Benson Producer
Paul DeCarli Engineer, Digital Editing
Ted Jensen Mastering
Phil X. Composer
Kara DioGuardi Composer
Mike Plotnikoff Engineer
Dave Bassett Composer
Mitch Allan Composer
Zac Maloy Composer
Blair Daly Composer
Scott Stapp Composer
John Curry Composer
Hatsukazu "Hatch" Inagaki Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Michelle Lukianovich Art Direction
Toby Gad Composer
Tyler Connolly Composer
Todd Clark Composer
John Alicastro Composer
Julia Michaels Composer
Lenny Skolnik Composer, Programming
Scott Stevens Composer
Alex Bodnar Composer
Mike Lauri Composer
Jagger Stapp Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    I had the opportunity to listen to Scott Stapp's new solo album

    I had the opportunity to listen to Scott Stapp's new solo album titled Proof of Life. The song titles from the album are Slow Suicide, Who I Am, Proof of Life, New Day Coming, Only One, Break Out, Hit Me More, Jesus was a Rock Star, What Would Love Do, Crash, and Dying to Live.

    It was interesting to see how the lyrics of some of the songs follow along with some of the experiences he talked about in his book. For example, he talks about living a lie and falling down 10 floors, which expressed some of his feelings and his experience of falling from the hotel balcony. I enjoyed reading the lyrics of the songs and thinking about how they relate to stories from the book.

    Some of the songs were a lot harder rock than I usually listen to, but there were a couple that I just love! Only One and What Would Love Do are great songs! Of course, Only One is like a power ballad, and What Would Love Do is a beautiful ballad. I also have to say that while I was listening to the CD, I talked to my teenager about it and she was surprised it was from a Christian artist. She noted that it is different from what is normally on the radio station we listen to, and she liked it very much. So I want to note that the album gets a gold star from the younger crowd!

    Finally, Stapp still has the beautiful voice I remember from Creed. If you enjoyed his work from the past, you will enjoy this album. If you are young enough that you did not know him as front man of Creed, you might really enjoy this solo album as well.

    I received a copy of this CD from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    I remember his first album and I liked a couple of the songs on

    I remember his first album and I liked a couple of the songs on it. I listened to a portion of a couple of songs and went ahead and bought the album. I have been listening to it all day. A major step up from his last one. The songs rock, and they will reach inside of you and expose parts of pain and allow you to relive great moments of joy. Highly recommend this anyone that enjoys great works of art. Way to go Scott Stapp.

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