Proof of Life

Album: Proof of Life (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • The title track of Scott Stapp's second solo album, the former Creed frontman penned the song with Tyler Connolly from Theory of a Deadman. Stapp recalled the story of the tune to Artist Direct: "We got together. We were sitting around. I came in, and I had an idea. I had the music already in my mind for that song. I was playing it on guitar. I looked up at the guys and said, 'Do you have any ideas?' Tyler said, 'I've got three words, Proof of Life.' I instantly was like, 'Oh yeah!' I ran to the microphone after we laid down a sketch of the music and began to freestyle with that thought process in mind. The song was born then."

    "At the end of the album, when all of the songs were done, it was the perfect fit to summarize what this body of work meant," Stapp continued. "It was exactly what I was trying to do subconsciously but hadn't really quantified it yet. It's great how that came about."

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