Friday, September 10, 2021

Steve Perry previews new Christmas album The Season

Steve Perry is sharing the first preview to his newly-announced Christmas album, “The Season.”

The former Journey singer is streaming his take on the holiday classic, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”

“When I was recording vocals for ‘I’ll be Home For Christmas’,” Perry explains, “as I was singing ‘Please have Snow and Mistletoe and Presents under the tree’ … I was emotionally thrown into standing in my grandmother’s house staring through the Door that I always hung Mistletoe and then I saw her beautiful Christmas tree in front of her living room window…I had to stop singing because it felt like I was really there ……. I was a bit stunned…Back Home for Christmas is where everyone wants to be!”

Due November 5, “The Season” was co-produced by Perry and engineer Thom Flowers and mostly recorded at his home studio in California, where he was joined by drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa) and multi-instrumentalist Dallas Kruse.

"All the songs on this record were my favorites growing up," says Perry. "I used to hear them on the Philco radio that my grandmother always had on in the kitchen when she was cooking the most amazing holiday food, and because of that they hold a very emotional place in my heart. I wanted to make sure to record them all in a simple way that honors how I first heard and fell in love with them as a child.

“I hope when people hear this record, they’re teleported in the same way I was when I recorded all these songs – I hope it brings them back to those golden moments with their loved ones and gives them that feeling of joy and connection and comfort that we all need so much.”

Following a long break from the music industry, Perry released his first album in 25 years – “Traces” – in 2018; the project delivered the iconic singer his first US solo top 10 album when it debuted at No. 6 on the US Billboard 200.

Steve Perry
“The Season”
Release date: November 5

01. The Christmas Song
02. I'll Be Home For Christmas
03. Auld Lang Syne
04. Winter Wonderland
05. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
06. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
07. Silver Bells
08. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

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