Like most artists, Steve Perry will release his new album, Traces, in multiple configurations.
He says, "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...and whatever they make you feel, I thank you for listening."
Perry wrote nine of the 10 songs, which he started recording in May 2015. The 10th is a cover of The Beatles’ “I Need You,” which Perry tinkered with and is now credited to him and George Harrison. The deluxe release contains five additional songs.
The album cover harkens back to his days in Journey with the Golden Gate Bridge, the lights of San Francisco and more. Journey guitarist Neal Schon says it's a "very interesting deep cover. It says a lot and now I get it completely. [It's] time [for me and Steve to sit and have] coffee."
Perry will plug Traces with an appearance on CBS Sunday Morning on October 7th, two days after it's released.