Journey's Steve Perry Talks About His Long-Awaited Comeback

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Legendary singer-songwriter and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Perry became a star with Bay Area band Journey, touring the world and selling platinum with every album release.  Perry's last gig with Journey was in 1987 and he officially parted ways with the group in 1998.  Since then, he's been hard to find...until now.  The iconic singer makes his long-awaited return with "Traces," his first new album in nearly a quarter century, out Friday October 5th, 2018 on Fantasy Records.  

Perry introduces "Traces" with lead track “No Erasin’” and reassuringly greets fans with the opening line “I know it’s been a long time comin’.” The track is an emotional homecoming, a familiar welcome from the iconic voice and writer of Journey's timeless, global hits including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Faithfully,” and “Separate Ways" as well as the significant solo success of “Oh Sherrie” and “Foolish Heart.”

Perry says, “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.”

Steve called WZLX's Carter Alan and the two chatted about the legend's MIA status and moving forward with his new album.