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Scott Stapp Condemns Child Abuse in ‘Purpose for Pain’ Video

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Creed frontman Scott Stapp reflects on tormented memories with his video for “Purpose for Pain,” the lead single from the vocalist’s upcoming third solo LP, The Space Between the Shadows.

The cathartic clip documents a young boy’s escape from an abusive home. After his father shouts at him and hurls a beer can toward his head, the character flees to a rickety desert structure and pines for a more peaceful life. “Even in my dreams, I can’t escape from myself,” Stapp roars on the track over a chugging post-grunge guitar riff. Later, he admits, “I fought the devil, and he won.”

In a statement, Stapp noted that the video concept “combines the intense performance of our live shows with a narrative that portrays dealing with hopelessness, the struggle to endure, and the magnitude (and gratitude) of victory,” adding, “Despite the pain and trauma of his situation, the boy frees himself and begins to run, never giving up. In the end, the storyline is punctuated by the lyrics, ‘there’s purpose for this pain.’


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