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5 Stars Out Of 5
Stapp's best work!!
November 5, 2013
"Proof of Life" is in my opinion, the best work Stapp has ever done. He has appeared to have matured and found his "real" sound. The album starts out with "Slow Suicide" (video below) and a second song that is reminiscent of Creed's sound - a heavier sound, but as the album progresses, Stapp explores different genres and seems to sparkle and shine with these new sounds.
I truly enjoyed this album and have actually come to the conclusion that Stapp is much better without Creed as this album shows. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about "Proof of Life" after his last solo album, but this really showcases his ability.
Scott's lyrics are powerful as the album winds through his story. I will admit, I'm not enthusiastic with "Jesus was a Rockstar", but looking at the album as a whole complete journey, one "gets" the meaning. Many of the songs are catchy and stick with you long after the album is over. I've been trying to decide which is my favorite song and I am leaning towards "Crash" for both the sound and lyrics. It has a country (or a soft rock sound of the late 70's/early 80's) flavor to it - I find myself humming it a lot. Wait - maybe it's "Dying to Live", or...
This album will appeal to many because of all the different genres that Stapp explores as well as his meaningful lyrics.
I received a copy of this album from Tyndale House to honestly review.
Scott Stapp, Creed's lead singer has put out a solo album PROOF OF LIFE. I believe Mr. Stapp was at a place in his life where he could be honest about what he has done and what he plans on doing. I believe he has put that into the songs on PROOF OF LIFE. I believe he wrote a completely heartfelt album.The title track PROOF OF LIFE has a traditional CREED sound. I believe these songs were deeply personal for the rocker. Songs that tell about the life he has lived. They tell of the mistakes he's made, the turn around in his life and his spirituality. This must have been hard for him to reveal such private and public things. I've heard others say that he is leaving something out, but how are we to know. I look at it this way, if you enjoy the music, don't try to psychoanalyze it. Just enjoy.
I would give this CD, PROOF OF LIFE by Scott Stabb 4 STARS.
I was given a complimentary copy of PROOF OF LIFE by Scott Stabb from Tyndale Publishing for my unbiased view.
Proof of Life is a solo album by Creed's lead singer Scott Stapp. It sounds like he was liberated to write without criticism on this record to me. It comes off as very genuine.
As with any album, I have favorites. So, I'd like to make some recommendations. If you are a fan of the traditional Creed sound, you'll like the title track "Proof of Life". My personal favorite, however, was "What Would Love Do?"- it was expressive, soft, and unexpectedly wonderful. I also very much enjoyed the new approach on "Only One", it was beautiful and insightful.
I received this CD for free to honestly review from Tyndale House Publishers and Wind Up records.