"I could never take the role of Scott. I can only take the role of me," Jeff Gutt, the new vocalist for Stone Temple Pilots, told us when asked about the mammoth feat of filling the shoes for one of the most iconic singers in rock, Scott Weiland. The group has had to come to terms with change many times throughout their career and tackle the issue head-on with the introspective ballad, "The Art Of Letting Go." After dealing with two major traumas due to the death of vocalists Scott Weiland in 2015 and Chester Bennington in 2017, the band appears to have healed and are looking ahead to the future with new recruit Jeff Gutt.
"The Art Of Letting Go" is the third track released off their upcoming LP, Stone Temple Pilots, due March 16th, and follows their two other songs with Gutt, the thundering "Meadow" and "Roll Me Under."
A departure from the break-neck tempo of "Meadow" and "Roll Me Under," the slower pace of "The Art Of Letting Go" shows Gutt's vocal range on full display over a melancholy guitar lead from Dean DeLeo. Coming to terms with the realization that a relationship has ended, Gutt's lyrics soar as he sings, "I may be setting myself up to have to walk the streets alone for letting go." Listen below.