Former Journey Front Man Steve Perry Returns with "No Erasin'"

August 15, 2018

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By Joe Cingrana

He knows it's been a long time comin'...

The reclusive former frontman for Journey, Mr Steve Perry has emerged from the shadows with a brand new single, "No Erasin'" and his forthcoming album, Traces, expected to be released on October 5th, 2018.

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In a lengthy statement provided on his website, Perry explained where he's been all this time:

Years ago, I disappeared.
There were many reasons, but mainly…
My Love for Music had suddenly left me.
I knew that simply stopping, was what I had to do.
If music was ever to return to my heart,
then and only then I would figure out what to do.
If not… so be it,
for I had already lived the dream of dreams.
Many years passed.
One day, I began sketching some musical ideas
with the creative freedom that I was the
only one who would ever hear them.
One song led to many.
My Love for Music had returned.
Then another beautiful thing happened.
I found Love.
My precious Kellie gave me a life
I never knew I had.
I lost her December of 2012.
I now deeply understand the meaning of:
“’It’s better to have Loved and Lost,
Than to have never Loved at All.”
May of 2015,
I began recording.
These songs are special to me.
I respectfully ask that you please listen to them,
And whatever they make you feel,
I thank you for listening.

Sincerely,

Steve Perry

Coproduced with Thom Flowers, Traces contains nine new originals and a cover of The Beatles' "I Need You."

Listen to the first single below and check out StevePerry.com for the album's artwork and further details.