Scott Stapp (Creed) has premiered a new song titled “Gone Too Soon” via Billboard. This track is from his new solo album “The Space Between The Shadows,” which will be released on July 19.
“Gone Too Soon” was partly inspired by the deaths of Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) and Chester Bennington (Linkin Park). Stapp said the following about that:
“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.”
“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.”