Well in advance of next year’s big CREED reunion, the band’s vocalist Scott Stapp has debuted a new solo single. That track is titled “Higher Power” and will appear on the as-yet unannounced new record from Stapp due on Napalm Records. Speaking of this song, Stapp offered:
“Life’s mysteries can be unraveled by listening to one’s inner voice. For me, that means leaning on my faith in God and listening to His voice to guide me through the struggles and darkness. For others, whether it’s through art, nature, science, family, or a combination of all, tapping into a higher power is an individualized process that requires an open mind and a willingness to flow with a force that’s greater than the individual.”
Scott Stapp is also rumored to be in talks with MÖTLEY CRÜE to replace troubled singer Vince Neil, but word is that he turned down a full-time role and opted to reunite with CREED instead for a pending world tour and new album, as TMD first reported earlier this year before any other rock news outlet. A TikTok post covering TMD’s reporting racked up over 260,000 views.
@razzcreed Ohhhh something’s uppppp!!!! I feel it!! LFG!!!🤘🤘#creed #LFG #scottstapp #reunion #fypシ #foryoupage #foryourpage #fyp #viral #rock #fyp ♬ Higher – Creed
TMD also was the first to report that Stapp is believed to have secretly recorded vocals for the new Crue album with the help of AI technology that allows a voice to be switched out with another singer but the original vocalist (Neil) is still being sampled from earlier studio recordings and who is you will hear in the end product, but it is an AI version of Vince Neil’s real singing voice, which we all know has been dead and gone for a long time.
Just as TMD had first reported before anyone else, Creed have confirmed that they will be reuniting in 2024. At this point, the diamond-certified outfit have confirmed a live performance aboard the ‘Summer Of ’99‘ cruise which will set sail aboard the Norwegian Pearl from Miami, FL on April 18th, making its way to Nassau, Bahamas. That cruise will wind down on April 22nd.
For more information about how AI is taking over the music industry, check out this video covering Rocket’s reporting via Classic Metal Show.