As expected the long awaited solo album from legendary Journey frontman Steve Perry has just been announced -- thrilling a legion of fans who've been holding their collective breaths for over two decades. Traces will be released on October 5th, marking the first new Perry singing on record since Trial By Fire -- his 1996 comeback set with Journey, and his first new solo album since 1994's For The Love Of Strange Medicine. The rock world is already abuzz over the lead single an its accompanying video "No Erasin'," but one of the eight originals on the set -- which also features Perry tackling George Harrison's early Beatles favorite, "I Need You."
Perry spoke about Traces, explaining, "Putting 30 years into 10 songs has certainly been an emotional experience for me. I started writing and recording these songs with the creative freedom that I was the only one who would ever hear them. Along the way, I rediscovered my love for music. Each track represents traces of my past, but is also a hopeful look into the future. I invite you to listen with an open heart.”
Steve Perry says that he can barely remember a time when he wasn't singing: "Y'know, when I was three-years-old, I started to sing and my dad was a singer, so I think I had a little genetic propensity. And my mother noticed it, so she put me in a boys choir when I was about six. And it kind of was something I always wanted to do."