Scott Stapp Releases Autobiographical Music Video for ‘Purpose for Pain’

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

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.

Keep up with Scott Stapp as The Space Between the Shadows approaches by following him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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