Thursday, September 27, 2018

VIDEO: Steve Perry previews Traces album return

Steve Perry can be seen talking about the making of his solo album return, “Traces”, in a newly-released video ahead of the project’s release on October 5.

Introduced by the lead single “No Erasin’”, the set marks the legendary Journey singer’s first solo project since 1994's “For The Love Of Strange Medicine.”

“When I left years ago, I was pretty toasty, pretty done,” Perry explains. “Music and me were having problems together. It was just something I wasn’t going to do if my heart wasn’t in it…so I walked.

“I honestly had no intentions of coming back to music,”
he continues. “Music showed up again. It just came back to me. My love for it started to come back. So once I started that process, I got a little uncomfortable thinking ‘oh boy, I’m waking up some demons'…but I made peace with almost all of them; there was no other way to make the record, really.”

Perry recorded “Traces” at his home studio – with only strings done at Capitol Records – alongside co-producer Thom Flowers.

Among the ten songs on the set is a cover of The Beatles’ “I Need You” from 1965’s “Help!”, which was originally written and sung by guitarist George Harrison.

Steve Perry

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"

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