Album: Human Clay
As Scott Stapp might say, let's go there. It's easy to make fun of Creed. If you've never heard "Marlins Will Soar," the song Stapp wrote for his beloved Florida Marlins, then I recommend you check it out and enjoy a laugh. It's silly -- like many things associated with this Florida hard-rock group.
Much of Human Clay, the group's enormously successful second record, is as cheesy as the group's reputation as Bible-beating goofs would suggest. But "Higher," otherwise known as the song that played in all the commercials for that animated kids movie Titan A.E., is a killer single. More muscular and soaring than the record's other hit, the treacly "Arms Wide Open," "Higher" is a beautiful and dopey poem, a prayer fired from a T-shirt gun. Grab a friend, open your heart, and do as your Lord and Savior Scott Stapp commands of you: Go there. Make your escape.