An audio snippet of “No Erasin'”, which is believed to be the first single from former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry‘s forthcoming solo album, “Traces”, is available for streaming on the Japanese iTunes store. The disc will be released on October 5 via Fantasy Records (a division of Concord Records/UMG)

Perry apparently teased his return to activity yesterday by launching what appears to be an official web site and social media accounts. The initial posting on the sites contained a simple message: “I know it’s been a long time comin’.”

“Traces” track listing:

01. No Erasin’ (4:07)
Writers: Steve Perry, David Spreng

02. We’re Still Here (4:06)
Writers: Steve Perry, Brian West

03. Most Of All (4:23)
Writers: Steve Perry, Randy Goodrem

04. No More Cryin’ (4:29)
Writers: Dan Wilson, Steve Perry

05. In The Rain (4:06)
Writers: Steve Perry, David Spreng

06. Sun Shines Gray (3:57)
Writers: Steve Perry, John 5, Thom Flowers

07. You Belong To Me (4:07)
Writers: Steve Perry, Barry Eastmond

08. Easy To Love (4:03)
Writers: Steve Perry, Thom Flowers

09. I Need You (2:59)
Writers: Steve Perry, George Harrison

10. We Fly (3:56)
Writers: Steve Perry, Jeff Babko

It has been reported that Perry will appear on the October 7 edition of “CBS Sunday Morning”, presumably to promote his new solo disc and discuss his plans for the future.

Last year, Perry told ABC Radio that his next solo album was inspired by a personal tragedy. He explained: “I met someone and I feel 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.”

He continued: “Basically the record is an emotional expression, and a reason to make one. It’s been a real cathartic experience going back to that emotional place that I thought I would never go back to. And we really have been doing our very best to capture what I think are some timeless songs.”

Perry last released a solo album in 1994. That effort, “For The Love Of Strange Medicine”, was certified gold in the U.S. for sales in excess of half a million copies.

Perry‘s final full concert with JOURNEY took place in early 1987. He later rejoined his bandmates for a brief performance in 1991 to honor late concert promoter Bill Graham. He also appeared with JOURNEY when they received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2005.

The singer was inducted, alongside his old band, at the 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony in Brooklyn, New York.

In addition to Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Gregg Rolie and Aynsley Dunbar were inducted, as well as current drummer Steve Smith, who’s on his third run with the group.

Thanks Mitch. He sounds Great ??

— NEAL SCHON MUSIC (@NealSchonMusic) August 15, 2018

Fonte: Blabbermouth.net

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