It’s official: Steve Perry is back!
After over two decades of no new music from the former Journey frontman, Perry dropped “No Erasin’” late last night (August 14.) This is the first preview track off his upcoming album Traces, which comes out October 5 and is available for pre-order at StevePerry.com.
Perry dropped the track and announced his new album with the following statement explaining his absence and his hopes for his new album:
“Years ago, I disappeared. There were many reasons, but mainly…my love for music had suddenly left me. I knew that simply stopping was what I had to do. If music was ever to return to my heart, then and only then I would figure out what to do. If not…so be it, for I had already lived the dream of dreams. Many years passed. One day, I began sketching some musical ideas with the creative freedom that I was the only one who would ever hear them. One song led to many. My love for music had returned. Then another beautiful thing happened. I found love. My precious Kellie gave me a life I never knew I had. I lost her December of 2012. I now deeply understand the meaning of: ‘It’s better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.’ May of 2015, I began recording. These songs are special to me. I respectfully ask that you please listen to them, and whatever they make you feel, I thank you for listening. Sincerely, Steve Perry.”
Of course, the question we have for all of you is this: What do you think of the new song? Tell us in the poll below!
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.