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Steve Perry Announces ‘Traces,’ His First Album In 24 Years – Listen To First Single ‘No Erasin”




The former Journey frontman returns to music to drop an album inspired by the death of his girlfriend.

Steve Perry left Journey in 1998 due to a hip replacement surgery. Since then, he has been quite distant from the industry. However, he now has a new album coming out next month and its first single just premiered. It was inspired by his love for his girlfriend Kellie – who passed away from breast cancer in 2012.

Traces is the name of his first album since the release of Journey’s tenth studio album Trial by Fire – the last he recorded with the band. It is also his third solo effort and is set for release on Oct. 5.

Along with the announcement of the new album, he shared the following message for his fans.

‘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 my 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.


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The first single ‘No Erasin” is out now. Listen below.

Last year Perry said about the album: ‘I met someone and I fell in love with this person. And I lost this person to breast cancer four years ago. In the midst of that, I had written some songs, and before I met her I had sketched some. And so about a year ago, I started recording.’

With this comeback, he has appeared on social media and launched a new website. They all have the message It’s been a long time comin…’ on them. 

Residing in San Antonio, Peter is the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog. He is currently pursuing degrees in Journalism and Business & Event Management. He is a news junkie, pop culture aficionado, and live-music obsessed.