Proof of Life (Scott Stapp album)

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Proof of Life
Proof of Life, Scott Stapp.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 5, 2013
Recorded2013
StudioWest Valley Studios in Woodland Hills, California
Genre
Length42:00
LabelWind-up
ProducerHoward Benson
Scott Stapp chronology
The Great Divide
(2005)
Proof of Life
(2013)
Singles from Proof of Life
  1. "Slow Suicide"
    Released: October 8, 2013
  2. "Dying to Live"
    Released: June 5, 2014
  3. "Break Out"
    Released: October 25, 2014
  4. "Proof of Life"
    Released: January 4, 2015
  5. "Only One"
    Released: February 13, 2015

Proof of Life is the second solo album by American rock singer Scott Stapp. It was released on November 5, 2013. "This is the most meaningful record of my career," said Stapp. "I've made a lot of messes in my life but I've learned I can take a mess and turn it into a message. This album chronicles my struggles, my journey and it's the most honest record I have ever written." The album was produced by Howard Benson and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
Broken Records magazine4/5 stars[4]
Christian Music Review3.0/5[5]
Cryptic Rock4.5/5[6]
HM2.5/5 stars[7]
Indie Vision Music2/5 stars[8]
Iowa State Daily3.5/5[9]
Jesus Freak Hideout4/5 stars[10]
National Rock Review(favorable)[11]
Rockadia5/5[12]
Ultimate Guitar7/10[13]

The album received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic described the album as being "something of a travelogue of a dark night of the soul" and wrote that Stapp is "at home when he's allowed to bellow alongside massive walls of guitars".[3] Jack Arlin of SPIN said of the album, "It's oddly diverse. Stapp's reputation as a neo-grunge belter may be changing."

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Slow Suicide"
3:30
2."Who I Am"
  • Alex Bodnar
  • John Curry
  • Stapp
2:43
3."Proof of Life"
3:48
4."New Day Coming"3:47
5."Only One"
  • Doug Brown
  • Stapp
4:47
6."Break Out"3:39
7."Hit Me More"3:26
8."Jesus Was a Rockstar"
3:28
9."What Would Love Do"4:32
10."Crash"
  • Stapp
  • Stevens
4:14
11."Dying to Live"
4:06
Total length:42:00

Personnel[edit]

Musicians

Production

  • Howard Benson – production, keyboards
  • Lenny Skolnik – programming
  • Marti Frederiksen – programming

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erik Heemsoth, [http://www.nationalrockreview.com/album-reviews/album-review-scott-stapp-proof-life "Album Review: Scott Stapp – Proof of Life", National Rock Review, January 5, 2014
  2. ^ "Press Release: New Scott Stapp Solo album coming soon". Wind-Up Records. September 24, 2013. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
    - "Scott Stapp in Wind-up Records". Wind-Up Records. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Proof of Life at AllMusic
  4. ^ Scott Vollweiler. "Scott Stapp "Proof of Life" : Track By Track Album Review". Broken Records Entertainment. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Scott Stapp "Proof of Life"". Christian Music Review. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "Scott Stapp - Proof of Life". Cryptic Rock. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  7. ^ Mika, Matthew (November 6, 2013). "Scott Stapp - Proof of Life". HM. HM Publications LLC. ISSN 1066-6923. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Scott Stapp – Proof of Life". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "Album Review: Scott Stapp's 'Proof of Life'". Iowa State Daily. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "Scott Stapp, "Proof of Life" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  11. ^ Erik Heemsoth (January 5, 2014). "Album Review: Scott Stapp (formerly of Creed) - Proof of Life". National Rock Review. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  12. ^ "Scott Stapp: 'Proof Of Life'". Rockadia. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  13. ^ "Proof of Life Review". Ultimate Guitar. Retrieved October 3, 2014.