Announces Forthcoming Album Higher Power
Out March 15, 2024 Ahead of Creed Reunion
New Single “What I Deserve” (ft. Yiannis Papadopoulos) Out Now
Grammy winning, platinum-certified artist SCOTT STAPP will release his fourth solo album, Higher Power via Napalm Records on March 15, 2024 before the iconic frontman returns to the stage with Creed for the first time in ten years!
His upcoming ten-track triumph turns the rocker’s experiences on the razor’s edge into an acknowledgement of grace.
When hard-hitting single “Higher Power” debuted in August, Loudwire stated that Stapp is “primed for a big decade, sounding just as powerful as he did at half his age with a sense of newfound heaviness resting beneath his iconic voice.” Now, mid-tempo anthem “What I Deserve” (out today) addresses the inherent duality within relationships and smolders with the blistering yet delicate guitar work of multi-award winning guitar great, Yiannis Papadopoulos.
“We all want back what we give. ‘What I Deserve’ is about two people understanding who they are individually and coming to a place where they can express exactly what they each want, need, and deserve. The duality in the song is that both sides are expressing the same thing and coming to an understanding of the faults of the other. This song pleads both guilty and innocent with Yiannis’ guitar solo being the voice that articulates a chaotic search for deliverance and the epic release of passionate closure.”
Listen to “What I Deserve” via a New Lyric Video
Higher Power follows 2019’s The Space Between the Shadows, which debuted at #3 on the US Current Rock Albums chart, the US Current Hard Music Albums chart, and the UK Official Rock and Metal Chart, among countless other top chart positions.
On an album that traverses themes of loss, frustration, betrayal and near defeat, Higher Power features stand-out performances by hard rock queen Dorothy on a deeply raw duet and, throughout the album, Papadopoulos’ guitar leads and solos are such invaluable contributions that he is credited as a featured artist on three tracks. There is also a co-writing appearance by multi-Grammy Award winning songwriter and musician Steve McEwan on Higher Power, which was produced by Marti Frederiksen and Scott Stevens, with co-production by Stapp.
“Higher Power was born out of never ending consequences with triggered, yet naive defiance. It’s the realities and realizations of being human in this experiment we call life – holding onto hope in the dark waiting for the light.”
Higher Power track listing:
1. Higher Power
2. Deadman’s Trigger
3. When Love Is Not Enough
4. What I Deserve (feat. Yiannis Papadopoulos)
5. If These Walls Could Talk (feat. Dorothy)
6. Black Butterfly
7. Quicksand (feat. Yiannis Papadopoulos)
8. You’re Not Alone
9. Dancing in the Rain (feat. Yiannis Papadopoulos)
10. Weight of the World
The album is available for pre-order now and emotive new single “
What I Deserve” debuts today on all DSPs.
About SCOTT STAPP:
One of the most iconic voices in rock, SCOTT STAPP first emerged as the high-energy, post-grunge frontman of Creed. With anthems like “Higher,” “My Own Prison,” “My Sacrifice,” and “With Arms Wide Open,” the band sold over 50 million albums, including a Diamond certification. Throughout the early 2000’s, Creed broke airplay records, sold out arenas, earned countless Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards, and a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. As a solo artist, Stapp has released the Platinum-certified The Great Divide (2005), Proof of Life (2013) which featured his first solo #1, “Slow Suicide,” and 2019’s The Space Between The Shadows. In April 2024, Stapp will reunite with his Creed bandmates for the first time in a decade.