Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Journey legend Steve Perry teases solo return as new album details surface

Steve Perry has resurfaced on social media to tease his return to music as details on a new album by the Journey legend have surfaced online.

The rocker has posted a message and short video loop on his new website previewing an official announcement with a message that reads: “I know it's been a long time comin'”.

In sync with Perry’s news, a since-deleted Amazon listing featured what appears to be cover art and a track list for an album entitled “Traces” (see details below), via Fantasy Records/Concord Music with a release date of October 5.

Perry confirmed work on the record in 2015 following his 2014 return to the stage after an 18-year absence to perform some of his former group’s tunes over a series of guest appearances with friends in the alternative rock outfit EELS.

The project would mark the rocker’s first solo project since 1994's “For The Love Of Strange Medicine”, which reached No. 15 on the US Billboard 200.

Perry appeared with Journey for their 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction in New York last year; the event saw the singer accept the honor – while skipping the performance part of the evening – alongside founder Neal Schon and longtime bandmates Jonathan Cain and Ross Valory and former members Steve Smith, Aynsley Dunbar and Gregg Rolie, while making his first public appearance with the group in over a decade.

UPDATE (08/15): Steve Perry officially announced the new album and released a video of the lead single - watch it here.

Steve Perry

Amazon track listing (August 2018)
Release date: October 5

"No Erasin'"
"We're Still Here"
"Most Of All"
"No More Cryin'"
"In The Rain"
"Sun Shines Gray"
"You Belong To Me"
"Easy To Love"
"I Need You"
"We Fly"

See also:

Journey guitarist Neal Schon to donate archives to new Oklahoma museum
VIDEO: Def Leppard and Journey launch North American tour in Hartford
Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain to publish memoir
Def Leppard and Journey announce North American tour ticket details
Search Journey at hennemusic