Steve Perry has taken to social media to talk about Traces, his first new album since 1994's For the Love of Strange Medicine.
Years ago, I disappeared. 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.
Perry has also released a video for the first single, "No Erasin'," whose opening line is, "I know it's been a long time comin' since I saw your face..."