Scott Stapp just released his new song “Gone Too Soon” from his forthcoming highly-anticipated new album, The Space Between the Shadows (via Napalm Records). The new song pays homage to his late friends and fellow rockstars Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, Prince and Chris Cornell which definitley seemed to have inspired the lyrics behind this new track as both Cornell and Bennington passed just two months apart in 2017.
Stapp told Billboard about the homage being paid in the song saying, “Somewhere around the time Chester passed, and we had already been reeling from Cornell’s passing, I was flipping through the news and saw the suicide rate for (U.S. military) vets was skyrocketing, And all these people are OD-ing from heroin, drug addictions, opioids. The school shootings. It was just a collection of things that all hit me at once. So it was inspired by a series of events that just came together to impact me as a human being, all at once, and then that song came to life.” Continuing to say, “First of all, just as a human being my heart broke for their wives and for their children. I had that very human response of just sorrow, And then it went a step further into self-reflection, Man, that easily could’ve been my path, and on some occasions it almost was my path. It reminded me of where my life would go if I went back and returned to the life I led before.”
“Gone Too Soon” marks the final single being released in advance of his new album, The Space Between The Shadows, which is said to be released on Friday, July 19th and is his first new solo material in six years since the release of his album, Proof Of Life, which was released in November of 2013.
The Space Between the Shadows is available for pre-order now on Stapp’s website and Stapp is currently out on his massive ‘The Space Between The Shadows’ Tour in support of the new record which is treking across the U.S. for the next two months and tour dates for that can be found HERE.