Former JOURNEY vocalist Steve Perry has launched the official music video for his newest solo single, “We’re Still Here”. The track is taken from “Traces”, his first solo album in additional than 20 years, which can be launched on October 5 by way of Fantasy Records (a division of Concord Records/UMG).
Perry states: “‘No More Cryin” is a love track, however not in the way in which you’d suppose. It begins in a single place, and builds and lands someplace totally completely different. It’s obtained many overtones, and might be utilized to so many various sorts of relationships, together with my very own relationship with previous isolation.”
“Traces” marks Perry‘s first solo album since 1994’s “For The Love Of Strange Medicine”, which was licensed gold within the U.S. for gross sales in extra of half 1,000,000 copies.
Perry informed “Scott Shannon In The Morning” about his resolution to step away from music for greater than 20 years: “The band was actually, actually lucky to achieve success, and sooner or later, I obtained slightly bit toasty, slightly burned out, and paired with a critical touring schedule, and, like I mentioned, being crispy, and again within the day, all of us had slightly little bit of what we’d name ‘further occasion behaviors,’ possibly — and once you put the ‘occasion behaviors’ along with slightly bit burned out, I used to be toast.
“It was an unpopular resolution I got here up with on the time, which was simply to cease,” he continued. “And I informed the band, they usually weren’t blissful about it. But the most important factor I used to be actually involved with was the followers. Because I knew it was gonna be a painful resolution for me to stroll away, however generally you simply should deal with your self, even when it hurts to take action — you must do this.”
Asked if he deliberate on being gone for thus lengthy, Perry replied: “I did not plan to be gone so lengthy. But as soon as I ended, there was one thing nice about simply stopping. I went again to my hometown and frolicked with pals. I rode my motorbike on these nation roads on the outskirts of Fresno, the place I used to be born and raised, and I’ve gotta let you know — there was one thing cathartic about simply stopping.”
Perry reiterated a earlier remark he made about wanting “to be an individual once more” after his exit from JOURNEY. “I feel that is fairly correct,” he mentioned. “I simply needed to step out of the limelight. Being profitable in a band like that, it was like… I do know it sounds slightly bit self-serving, nevertheless it actually was type of like circling the earth — you are type of up there, you’ve got gotta come down, you’ve got gotta land, you’ve got gotta contact down, you’ve got gotta return to your hometown and simply be you, not the man that was on the stage each night time.
“But I need to let you know — did I miss it? It was horrible!” he admitted. “It was a detox in its personal means, you recognize? Because the adoration of the followers each night time and the applause and having the ability to reside the dream…. ‘Cause I got here from a small city, and it was a dream to get within the music enterprise to start out with, however to have the ability to achieve success like JOURNEY was, it was a dream come true, so strolling was robust.”
“Traces” observe itemizing:
01. No Erasin’ (four:07)
Writers: Steve Perry, David Spreng
02. We’re Still Here (four:06)
Writers: Steve Perry, Brian West
03. Most Of All (four:23)
Writers: Steve Perry, Randy Goodrem
04. No More Cryin’ (four:29)
Writers: Dan Wilson, Steve Perry
05. In The Rain (four:06)
Writers: Steve Perry, David Spreng
06. Sun Shines Gray (three:57)
Writers: Steve Perry, John 5, Thom Flowers
07. You Belong To Me (four:07)
Writers: Steve Perry, Barry Eastmond
08. Easy To Love (four:03)
Writers: Steve Perry, Thom Flowers
09. I Need You (2:59)
Writers: Steve Perry, George Harrison
10. We Fly (three:56)
Writers: Steve Perry, Jeff Babko
Deluxe version bonus tracks:
11. October In New York (deluxe version solely)
12. Angel Eyes (deluxe version solely)
13. Call On Me (deluxe version solely)
14. Could We Be Somethin’ Again (deluxe version solely)
15. Blue Jays Fly (deluxe version solely)
Perry‘s last full live performance with JOURNEY befell in early 1987. He later rejoined his bandmates for a quick efficiency in 1991 to honor late live performance promoter Bill Graham. He additionally appeared with JOURNEY after they acquired a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2005.
The singer was inducted, alongside his previous band, on the 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony in Brooklyn, New York.