By Amanda Wicks
Spotify is rolling out new video content to supplement its streaming service, and part of that involves a new series Drawn and Recorded, which animates music’s more legendary tales.
Produced by T Bone Burnett, who also serves as narrator, Drawn and Recorded‘s first episode focuses on the time T.I. saved Creed’s Scott Stapp after a suicide attempt in 2012. Animated in the form of a stained glass church window, the episode examines Stapp’s struggle with suicidal thoughts after Creed’s immense and sudden success.
One evening in a Miami hotel, Stapp stepped too close to the edge and fell. “Did Satan bid him to step into thin air?” Burnett asks with added dramatic effect. “We don’t know. What we do know is that Scott went off his hotel balcony and landed on a ledge far below, where he lay shattered and in great pain.”
T.I. eventually found him, called paramedics and ended up saving his life. “T.I. had been many things to many people — to Scott, he was a messenger sent to save him,” narrates Burnett. “T.I. got Scott to safety; Scott thanked God for sending him an unlikely angel.”
Future episodes will include the stories surrounding how Kurt Cobain was inspired to write “Smells Like Teen Spirit” as well as why Lemmy Kilmister formed Mötorhead (hint: revenge).