Steve Perry surprises music world with new single

Published August 16 2018
Updated August 16 2018

It's been rumored pretty much since the day he stopped singing for Journey 20 years ago: Steve Perry has finally released some new music. A new song and videoNo Erasin' – dropped on Wednesday.

The former Journey frontman's return has been rumored for the last five to 10 years. When newly created social accounts and a brand-new website appeared early this week, fans figured the time was near.

On his website, Perry posted this message:

"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…"

"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."

The full album – Traces – will be released in early October. Fans can pre-order it on Perry's website, though fair warning: Most of the autographed VIP copies and other personalized pieces of gear are ALREADY sold out.

In the meantime, listen, remember and enjoy.

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