Journey’s Steve Perry is back with new music.
Perry released a solo album in 1994 titled For the Love of Strange Medicine, followed by Journey’s last album in 1996 called Trial by Fire, but the reclusive artist hasn’t released any music since that time.
On August 13, Perry posted on his Facebook page a short video clip that says “I know it’s been a long time coming…” After which he posted that his album Traces will be released on October 5. Perry then added a link to No Erasin’, a video for the first track from the album.
In a release, Perry says, “Putting 30 years into 10 songs has certainly been an emotional experience for me. I started writing and recording these songs with the creative freedom that I was the only one who would ever hear them. Along the way, I rediscovered my love for music. Each track represents traces of my past, but is also a hopeful look into the future. I invite you to listen with an open heart.”
Produced by Perry alongside co-producer Thom Flowers, Traces is the artist’s most vulnerable and honest recording to date, balancing tremendous loss with enduring hope and beauty. The album is a collection of nine original tracks that encompass the spectrum of human emotion, and also features a beautifully reimagined cover of The Beatles’ “I Need You” (see full track list below). It is the work of an artist who has reconnected with his music in a new way. Traces is available now for pre-order on CD, digital download and 180-gram vinyl, HERE. Signed and exclusive bundles can be found HERE.
Traces Track List:
1. No Erasin’
2. We’re Still Here
3. Most Of All
4. No More Cryin’
5. In The Rain
6. Sun Shines Gray
7. You Belong To Me
8. Easy To Love
9. I Need You
10. We Fly
If hearing the news makes you want to listen to Journey music, don’t miss Westhaven’s Concert 4 the Cure event on September 8 where you can hear local Journey tribute band – Resurrection. Tickets are on sale here.