Former Journey singer Steve Perry has just released his first studio album in 24 years titled Traces. Traces is the follow-up to 1994’s For the Love of Strange Medicine and is co-produced alongside Thom Flowers. Traces features nine original new tracks in addition to a cover of The Beatles’ “I Need You”. Perry has stated the album was inspired by the death of his girlfriend in 2013: “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.” Mark Oliver Everett of Eels encouraged Perry’s comeback, and he returned to the stage in 2014 after being absent for nearly 20 years. In 2017, he reunited with Journey for the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame though he opted against joining his former bandmates on stage. You can currently stream Perry’s new album in full via Apple Music and Spotify.
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