[WATCH] Steve Perry Is Back With A New Song/Video From His First Album In Nearly 25 Years

Steve Perry once again unleashes that amazing voice

By Marilyn Nelson on August 16, 2018
(Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for City of Hope)

Steve Perry is back! Many of us wondered if the former Journey front man would ever unleash that amazing voice again. We’re so happy that question has been answered with a new song and video.

Perry had been teasing us recently by launching a new website – steveperry.com – as well as creating new Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. Each featuring the phrase “I know it’s been a long time comin’…”

Now we know those words are the first words of “No Erasin’,” the now confirmed first song from of his first solo album in nearly 25 years. Traces is set to be released on October 5th.

“Years ago, I disappeared,” Perry wrote in a statement on his website. “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 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.”

Traces is available for pre-order now, and can be purchased on CD, digital download and 180g vinyl. Additional signed and limited-edition bundles featuring posters, clothing and collectible items are also available on Perry’s official site.

Watch the long awaited video to “No Erasin'”below:

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