Thursday, October 22, 2020

Steve Perry to release acoustic version of Traces album

Steve Perry will release an acoustic version of his 2018 comeback album, “Traces”, on December 4.

“It’s eight songs from the Traces record done acoustically and I’m really proud of it,” Perry tells Rolling Stone. “It’s called Traces Alternate Versions and Sketches. I cut the vinyl in Abbey Road. I’m really pleased with the sonics and I’m really pleased with the simplicity of the song and the lyric and the chords, which is basically what it’s stripped down to.”

Perry’s return to music in 2018 saw the release of his first album in 25 years, which was launched with the lead single “No Erasin’”.

Recorded at his home studio, the project debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 to deliver Perry his first solo US top 10 album on the chart.

The former Journey frontman has been keeping busy during the pandemic.

“I have a studio and I’m always writing and always recording stuff,” he says. “I have lots of music, so much stuff”, but before any of that material surfaces, the stripped-down version of his solo return will help him turn the page on this phase of his career.

“The acoustic Traces is going to close the Traces chapter,” he says. “Then I’m opening up another chapter next year at some point.”

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