Steve Perry Has Returned With Third Solo Set ‘Traces’

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: 2017 Inductee Steve Perry of Journey speaks onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. The event will broadcast on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

The wait is finally over!

Legendary Journey frontman Steve Perry has released his long awaited third solo set, ‘Traces’. The iconic singer, who has not released solo music since his previous album ‘For The Love Of Strange Medicine’ in 1995, is confident that his voice has progressed over the years and has become more “seasoned” and “tempered” in ways that it wasn’t before.

Perry described the production of ‘Traces’ as an emotional roller coaster, stating: “Putting 30 years into 10 songs has certainly been an emotional experience for me. I started writing and recording these songs with the creative freedom that I was the only one who would ever hear them. Along the way, I rediscovered my love for music. Each track represents traces of my past, but is also a hopeful look into the future. I invite you to listen with an open heart.”

Perry also added that there has been a significant change in the music business, to which he must readjust: “I don’t know if its coming back into anything familiar because it seems like everything’s changed. I’ve changed, the world is different, the whole process is different – but somewhat the same, y’know, as far as trying to let people know that I have new music. But, it seems so different, y’know? It really does; we have an Internet now, we have downloading, we have streaming, we have not a lot of retail out there, and so now, more importantly that ever – and I feel personally good about this – it’s more about the music now, because of the change of the world than ever before.”