Via blabbermouth.net According to Amazon, former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry will release a new solo album titled "Traces" on October 5.
Perry apparently teased his return to activity yesterday by launching what appears to be an official web site and social media accounts. The initial posting on the sites contained a simple message: "I know it's been a long time comin'."
"Traces" track listing, according to Amazon:
01. No Erasin' 02. We're Still Here 03. Most Of All 04. No More Cryin' 05. In The Rain 06. Sun Shines Gray 07. You Belong To Me 08. Easy To Love 09. I Need You 10. We Fly
It has been reported that Perry will appear on the October 7 edition of "CBS Sunday Morning", presumably to promote his new solo disc and discuss his plans for the future.
Last year, Perry told ABC Radio that his next solo album was inspired by a personal tragedy. He explained: "I met someone and I feel 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."
He continued: "Basically the record is an emotional expression, and a reason to make one. It's been a real cathartic experience going back to that emotional place that I thought I would never go back to. And we really have been doing our very best to capture what I think are some timeless songs."
Perry last released a solo album in 1994. That effort, "For The Love Of Strange Medicine", was certified gold in the U.S. for sales in excess of half a million copies.
Perry's final full concert with JOURNEY took place in early 1987. He later rejoined his bandmates for a brief performance in 1991 to honor late concert promoter Bill Graham. He also appeared with JOURNEY when they received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2005.
The singer was inducted, alongside his old band, at the 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fameceremony in Brooklyn, New York.
In addition to Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Gregg Rolie and Aynsley Dunbar were inducted, as well as current drummer Steve Smith, who's on his third run with the group.